50 Cent’s weight loss details! How 50 Cent lost over 50 pounds for his role as a cancer patient in “Things Fall Apart.” 50 is playing the role in tribute to a friend who died of the illness.
more 50 and his dedication after the jump…
50 talks to Parade Magazine’s West Coast editor, Jeanne Wolf about his massive weight loss.
“The photograph that they see of me is day one of shooting the second half of ‘Things Fall Apart.’”
“The weight started coming off and my manager told me, ‘You better get yourself to a doctor!’ I just didn’t want to go because I had to match the look in my mind.
“I was so into what I was doing that I wasn’t really concerned with that. I just kept looking at myself in the mirror feeling like I have to be smaller. I had to match.”
“I had so much muscle on me that it was hard for me to lose definition even as I got lighter and slimmer. I started running to suppress my appetite. Towards the end it was really difficult. It was like, if I don’t get close enough to what my best friend looked like to me at that point before he passed, then I’m not doing the story any justice.”
“I think the world took note because people kept making comparisons with great actors like Tom Hanks in “Philadelphia” and Christian Bale in “The Machinist”. There is no way to play a role like this without really committing to it.”
50 who plays a football player with cancer in the upcoming flick “Things Fall Apart,” dropped from 214 pounds to 160 in nine weeks after being on a liquid diet and running on a treadmill three hours a day!
50 said this isn’t the first time he went on liquids; back in 2000 when he was shot in the jaw, he could drink only liquids and his weight dropped to 157.
Don’t worry 50 has been gaining the lost weight and he’s back up to 198 pounds already.
That’s a LOT of determination, isn’t it? Are you going to watch 50′s new movie?