Actor Damian Lewis has undergone a complete transformation for his new role as former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in “Run This Town.”
In a new set photo, Lewis can be seen donning a fat suit and prosthetics as he walks down the street in a gray suit. Fans would never guess he’s the same actor from “Billions” and “Homeland.”
Lewis opened up to Kit magazine about getting fitted for the prosthetics, saying it involved having his head covered in silicone strips and breathing out of a small hole.
The CBC reports that Ford will be a smaller character in “Run This Town,” as the film will primarily focus on an up-and-coming journalist, and the interns and assistants tasked with keeping the embattled mayor’s issues out of the spotlight.
Ford’s time in office was rocked with scandal after he was caught on video smoking crack in 2013. He died in 2016 after being diagnosed with a rare cancer. Ford was 46.