Most of the time we only see an actor’s work that appears on camera. This, unfortunately, dismisses the fact that an actor’s work begins weeks, if not months in advance. Production meetings and line memorisation is only a small part of the job, with some of the greatest actors and actresses taking dramatic steps in order to fully bring their character to light.
Sometimes these personal transformations can stem from severe and unhealthy methods.
We thought it would be a good idea to take a look at some of the most extreme actor transformations in film and television, how they achieved this transformation, and the potential dangers. As anyone who has tried to change their body type can tell you, the mental challenge is just as important.