Top 10 Most Extreme Things Actors Have Done To Prepare For Roles


Being a Hollywood heavy hitter involves producing role after role each better than the last. The bar has been set so high that having good acting skills just doesn’t cut it anymore.

Actors have gone through great lengths to transform their bodies and minds in order to be able to truthfully portray a character and our list consists of those who have taken extreme measures to do their work as best as they can.

1. Charlize Theron in Monster

Marking one of the most phenomenal transformations in Hollywood history, Charlize Theron managed to go from one of the sexiest women in the film industry to a homeless, trashy street prostitute.

In order to portray Aileen Wuornos, a real-life serial killer, in the best possible light, Theron, a former model, gained 30 pounds, shaved off her eyebrows and wore prosthetic teeth as her pearly whites just wouldn’t do.

Theron was completely unrecognizable in the 2003 film, which brought her an Oscar in the best actress category.

The sexy superstar says she stuffed herself with krispy kreme doughnuts and potato chips to gain the weight, which was certainly the most difficult part of preparing to play a woman who killed seven men and was later executed by the State of Florida by lethal injection.

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Playing a woman who was constantly being raped, homeless and hungry, Theron certainly proved that with enough effort and incredible talent even someone as beautiful as she is can turn into an ugly duckling on the screen.