Charlize Theron Gained 50 Lbs From Eating Mac & Cheese In The Middle Of The Night

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Charlize Theron may be known for being a blonde bombshell who almost perpetually looks like she’s in her mid-20’s.

But the 42 year old Oscar winner recently revealed that she gained 50 pounds for her upcoming role in the film, “Tully.” In the comedy, Theron plays an exasperated mother who is given a nanny. But in order for her feel closer to the role, Theron says she gained a considerable amount of weight.

“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,” Theron revealed to Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday.”The first three weeks are always fun because you’re just like a kid in a candy store. So 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 remember having to set my alarm in the middle of the night in order to just maintain [the weight].”

And Theron opted for some of the most unpalatable foods on the planet. “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,” she recalled. “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.”

I’m no expert in method acting but eating cold macaroni at 2 AM is probably not the way to go if you’re trying to gain weight. Maybe go with a greasy cheeseburger. Or a pizza. Throw in a few beers if you’re feeling crazy. But eating a steady diet of 2 AM mac and cheese is just asking for a bout of depression and failure.

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