50 Cent Went From Built to Bony for Role!
Posted May 27th 2010
Channeling his inner Christian Bale or Tom Hanks, rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent shed a whopping 54 pounds of muscle and fat for his upcoming film, ‘Things Fall Apart,’ in which he plays a football player stricken with cancer. Photos of the transformation show how drastic his weight loss was; he went from 214 pounds all the way down to 160.
How did the normally ripped rapper do it? He tells Us Weekly he spent nine weeks on a regimen of liquids and three-hour-a-day treadmill sessions.
In other words, “I was starving” during production of the film, which he also wrote.
Fiddy, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, is back on tour now and preparing for a show in Detroit on Saturday. In recent concert photos, he looks back to fight weight and he appeared healthy in March, meaning his weight loss must have happened some time in April.
“I’ve been eating,” he said. “I’ll be back in shape in no time!”
The rapper is only the latest in a long line of actors who have gone to drastic measures for a role. Bale is among the most legendary, having lost 63 pounds for ‘The Machinist’ and then a similar amount for ‘Rescue Dawn.’