In her upcoming film Tully, Charlize Theron plays a 600 pound woman who can barely stand or walk. It’s the only explanation for the lengths she went through, as described to Entertainment Tonight, to pack on the pounds that made her miserable and depressed. Charlize says she went full method for the 50 pound weight gain in order to understand how it feels to not be a statuesque glamorpuss, but to live as an average sized, overworked mom. And as everybody knows, regular sized lady = In-N-Out guzzling hobgoblin.
In case you haven’t seen it, here’s Charlize’s audition for Seaworld:
“I just I wanted to feel what this woman felt, and I think that was a way for me to get closer to her and get into that mindset. You know, it was a huge surprise to me. I got hit in the face pretty hard with depression. Yeah, for the first time in my life I was eating so much processed foods and I drank way too much sugar. I was not that fun to be around on this film.”
It’s sad that’s there’s not one bankable regular sized actress in all of Hollywood that could have played this role. Instead, Charlize was forced to shovel cheeseburgers down her gob and night feed like a fucking chubbed out vampire.
“It was fun to go and have breakfast at In-N-Out and have two milkshakes. And then after three weeks, it’s not fun anymore. Like, all of a sudden you’re just done eating that amount and then it becomes a job.
I would literally wake up at two in the morning and I’d have a cup of cold macaroni and cheese just next to me. I would wake up and I would just eat it…I would just, like, shove it in my throat. It’s hard to maintain that weight.”
Night macaroni?! It should not be this hard to maintain a modest paunch and a couple of wobbly bits. It’s called a normal metabolism, sis. Do you have one? Like seriously, are there no middleweight actresses? We have funny looking ones, short ones, tall ones and actual fat ones but no, just like, regular sized lady ones? Average women want Oscars too, you know!
Charlize says that she was surprised how hard it was to lose the weight afterwards. The last time she porked for pay, she was 27. It was for Monster, which earned an Oscar. She said that before she “just didn’t snack for five days” and was “fine,” but this time she started worrying when her belly persisted. Her doctor reassured her that she wasn’t “dying” and said that at 43, her body’s a little different.
I just can’t shake the unfathomable necessity of night macaroni. There has GOT to be a better way.
Here’s a skinny-again Charlize at the Tully premiere in L.A. last night: