Being an actor is hard!!! Charlize Theron recently let us know that she got depressed from having to eat midnight mac and cheese in an attempt to get big. But of course losing weight is the one that sucks more, and Shailene Woodley recently admitted she had to do it for a movie. And to the shock of no one, she had a shitty time doing it.
Shailene is in Adrift, which is loosely based on the real-life story of a woman and her fiancé who sailed directly into the 10983 Category 4 Hurricane Raymond. Obviously getting stuck on a boat in the middle of nowhere would cause a person to look skinnier than those ropes you use to pull up the mainsail. Shailene spoke to The Times (via People) about what it took to look like she’d been trapped at sea, and as it turns out, it didn’t take very much. Only about 350 calories a day. And she hated it.
“For the last two weeks I had a can of salmon, some steamed broccoli and two egg yolks every day – 350 calories. It was fucking miserable. I can’t sleep when I’m hungry, so I would have a glass of wine to basically pass the fuck out.”
Shailene has made it known before that she’s a real woodland forest sprite type, so I would have thought that she’d be used to noshing on low-calorie treats like burdock root peels and fresh local slugs. But 350 calories, no matter where you’re getting them, is barely enough to keep you from snacking on your fingernails. And the crazy part is, I’m not sure if it even translated to the screen. Here’s the trailer for Adrift and Shailene definitely doesn’t look like she went full-Cast Away.
I don’t know who Shailene’s diet coach was, but she should have dug deep on the internet to find some creative calorie cheats. Like slathering a rice cake with a strawberry Lip Smacker, or licking all the cheese off the chips in a bag of Doritos. And then once you realize all your dignity is officially gone, say “fuck it” and ask the film’s art department to get creative with some slimming CGI.