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May 24, 2015
How Colin Farrell Got His Dad Bod for 'The Lobster'
Colin Farrell needed to pack on 40 pounds for his role in "The Lobster," the dystopian Sony film about a near-future world where singles are arrested, so he resorted to a reverse diet that sounds like a typical Memorial Day weekend feast.
Farrell stars in "The Lobster" with Rachel Weisz. [Cred: Sony]
According to the Daily Mail, Farrell gorged on pizza, cheeseburgers, and Haagen-Dazs ice cream (sometimes nuked in the microwave so he could chug it down more easily). Breakfast was two slices of chocolate cake.
It worked like a charm, and only took two months.
"I gasped," Farrell told the Hollywood Reporter of the moment when he saw himself shirtless in the movie. "I'd forgotten what [I] looked like."