After staring as the sexy but lethal spy Lorraine Broughton in Atomic Bomb, Charlize Theron is back on the big screen with her new movie Tully in the role of Marlo, a hardworking woman, mother of three, who is just simply exhausted by life.
Playing the troubled Marlo meant a high-fat diet, for which Charlize even had to set her alarm in the middle of the night to force herself into a eating binge to gain and keep the weight.
“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,” the 42-year-old actress revealed in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “I would wake up and I would just eat it… I would just, like, shove it in my throat. It is hard to maintain that weight.
And while for most of us a guilt-free eating binge diet would be an absolute dream come true, Charlize admitted that, after the first few weeks of feeling like a “kid in a candy store, eating nonstop became a chore that ended up affecting her mental health.
“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,” Charlize admitted. “I was not that fun to be around on this film.”
Theron is once again showing off her enviable figure, but the actress confessed that getting rid of those extra pounds was “hell”, and that it took her much longer than when she had to lose the weight she put on for Monster, the movie that made her an Oscar winning actress in 2004.
After stuff her face with cheeseburgers at breakfast, milkshakes in between meals, and macaroni and cheese right in the middle of the night, let’s pray and hope Tully is a movie well worth it!