When Carey Mul­li­gan failed to diet for a role

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment -

Hol­ly­wood star Carey Mul­li­gan (left) adopted a strict diet for her role in Suf­fragette, but ac­tu­ally gained weight af­ter fail­ing to fol­low the reg­i­men.

Mul­li­gan, 30, was able to ad­here to her di­etary re­stric­tions in the weeks lead­ing up to the scene, but she went over­board af­ter the shoot and ended up putting weight on, re­ported Con­tact­mu­sic. “Many of the Suf­fragettes went on a hunger strike and were forcefed, and so I went on a Suf­fragette force-feed­ing diet. It was suc­cess­ful for the scene. Up un­til I shot it, I was eat­ing, like, cot­tage cheese and mack­erel. It was good and I did it for, like, six weeks and we shot the scene and then I needed to stay kind of gaunt look­ing, but not any­thing too dras­tic,” said the ac­tor, adding, “So they said, ‘Ev­ery time you’re hun­gry you can have a couple of nuts’, and that trans­lated to me as a bag full of nuts. So ev­ery time I was hun­gry I would have a bowl of nuts and by the end of the film, I had gained weight and it didn’t work at all.”

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