The amazing thing about actors is just how far they’ll go for a role. Christian Bale practically starved himself to death for his role in The Machinist, while Jonah Hill packed on an extra forty pounds for his role in War Dogs.
Changing one’s appearance for an on-screen character isn’t necessarily unheard of, but it’s still shocking when you realize just how far some of these people have to go to achieve a look in a film.
While Jonah Hill was all too happy to pack on some extra weight, by the time the film was over he was more than ready to shed the extra pounds and then some. We’re sure you’ve seen articles all over the place talking about his new look but it turns out he didn’t get there all on his own.
Hill actually turned to his Jump Street co-star, Channing Tatum, for some advice on how to lose weight. He told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show that he asked Tatum if he “ate less and went to a trainer, will I get in better shape?” Tatum’s response was apparently, “Yes, you dumb [expletive], of course, you will. It’s the simplest thing in the entire world.”
Turns out that blunt answer was just the push that Hill needed.
While Tatum’s advice was pretty simple, Hill can definitely afford the best nutritionists, trainers, and cooks that the average person can’t access.
It’s pretty clear, at least to us, that Hill responds pretty well to some tough love. After all, he is a comedian so Tatum’ss words probably didn’t hurt his feelings. In fact, he’s probably heard a lot worse.
And to be fair, Hill isn’t just a slimmer version of himself now, he’s really starting to pack on some muscle too.
People have been so inspired by Hill’s transformation that they’re even citing him as their own personal motivations for getting in shape.
His transformation has been featured on various Twitter and Facebook pages, as well as men’s fitness blogs who praise him for this new change.
But with a good thing always comes a negative reality, like this tweet about how Hill will receive even more roles thanks to his new figure. We suppose that’s a good thing overall, but it’s unfortunate Hill might’ve been overlooked for roles when he was at a heavier weight.
Nevertheless, we’re happy if he’s happy. Tatum’s tough (albeit funny) dieting advice might’ve gotten Hill to start, but it’s still his overall accomplishment so yay for Jonah!