Sometimes the show must really go on no matter what. While actors are often seen as these larger-than-life figures on the big screen, sometimes they end up getting the short end of the stick when it comes to injuries on-set. It’s easy to assume that none of the stunts we see on the screen actually hurt the actors because they’re controlled. That’s not the case.
While many performers are willing to transform their bodies for a role by losing or gaining weight, other actors take it to physical extremes with the stunts they do. Most of our favorite actors have permanent damage done to them because of on-set accidents. One movie injured an actor so badly he contemplated suicide!If there was an award for “most pain or damage done to your body in a performance for a role” at the Oscars, these actors would’ve won.
Jared Leto In Chapter 27
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Jared Leto is a method actor that doesn’t hold anything back when it comes to transforming himself entirely for a role. While he was playing Mark Chapman, the man who shot and killed John Lennon, Leto admitted he gained so much weight that he abruptly suffered gout.
Leto said that his weight gain hurt his body so much and towards the end of shooting the movie he couldn’t even walk. He ended up having to get a wheelchair because his feet hurt so much he could barely walk. It took him about a year to get back to feeling semi-normal but doesn’t think he’ll ever get back to where he was.