You Won’t Recognize Some Of These Actors With Their On-Screen Transformations

When we think of actors and actresses, the first thing that might come to mind is a favorite movie or show they starred in. Most people don’t realize the countless hours some actors spend in the gym, have makeup applied, or how they have to say goodbye to some foods so they can properly embody a character.

Chris Hemsworth gained 30 pounds of muscle for Thor, and Jered Leto lost 40 pounds for Dallas Buy Club. Then, they turned it all around and starred in movies with a completely different body type. It’s crazy! Keep scrolling to learn about some intense transformations actors went through for the sake of entertainment.

Anne Hathaway In Les Misérables

Anne Hathaway In Les Misérables
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images; Universal Pictures
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images; Universal Pictures

During her preparation for the 2012 musical Les Misérables, actress Anne Hathaway went through mental, emotional, and physical strain to nail her part as Fantine. Although her character isn’t in the film for all that long, Hathaway makes her presence well-known, emotional, and raw.

It’s hard to miss the absence of that long brown hair that tends to be a staple of Hathaway’s. Instead of opting for a wig, the actress shaved her head. Yup, the scene where her hair is being shorn away is happening in real-time. Hathaway also deprived herself of all things yummy to get her skeletal frame.