She should emphasize her Oscar-winning role in Monster, but Charlize Theron said to win for her new movie, Tully was not that easy.
The 42-year-old actor set 23kg to play an exhausted overtime mum in the new movie, a claim that she said had affected her mental condition.
"I would like to feel what this woman felt and I think it was a way for me to get closer to her and get into that mindset," Theron said tonight's entertainment.
"You know it was a big surprise for me. I was hit in the face pretty hard with depression. Yes for the first time in my life I ate so much processed foods and I drank too much sugar. I was not so funny to be on this movie. "
Theron said she would eat the day to keep the weight on.
"Suddenly you're just eating that amount and then it's going to be a job," she said after admitting to eating In-N-Out for breakfast.
"I'd like to wake up in the middle of the night to just maintain [the weight].
" I would literally wake up at 2 in the morning and I wanted a cup of cold macaroni and cheese right next to Me ", the Oscar winner participated.
" I woke up and I just wanted to eat it … I just wanted to push it in my neck. It is difficult to maintain that weight. "
Theron's weight gain was so devastating for her two children, Jackson, 6th and August 2, believing she was pregnant.
When the movie was finished, the scary task was to throw the weight. Theron said it took a half a year.
"I was worried. I was like it takes a very long time, "she said." Because on "Monster" I just did not talk for five days and that was fine. You know your body of 27 is slightly different from your body at 43, and my doctor made sure to pay close attention to it. Just like you are 42, calm down, you are not dying, all good. "