Tom Hardy and Christian Bale may get a lot of attention for their transformations in “The Dark Knight Rises” but many people forget that Anne Hathaway also transformed her body before filming began. She switched to a vegan, anti-inflammatory diet which included whole grains, avocados, and nuts.
She wanted to be able to rock the skin-tight leather suit Catwoman dons and she did it. She says she would never do it again, but she is proud of how she looked in the suit and all the hard work it took to get there.
Tom Hardy Got Crazy to Play Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises”
Tom Hardy has transformed his body for a number of his roles. It’s no wonder he is a multiple Academy Award-nominated actor. However, one of his biggest transformations was his portrayal of Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises.” Tom added 30 pounds of muscle for the role and a lot of strength to go along with it.
He needed it to play one of the strongest villains in the Batman Universe. Hardy says he worked out in 20-minute training sessions morning, noon, night, and before bed. It took a toll on his body and now he takes his body transformations more gradually.
Jake Gyllenhaal Looked Like a Real Boxer for “Southpaw”
Whenever an actress or actor plays a fighter in a movie they get into incredible shape. That sentence is also true for Jake Gyllenhaal when he played Billy Hope in “Southpaw.” He put on 28 pounds of muscle and threw a mean right hook.
He played his part well in the movie and we would have guessed he grew up boxing with how he moved in the ring. To get in shape he used a combination of running, jump rope, boxing, and weight lifting.
Tom Holland Didn't Like Getting Big for “Spiderman: Far From Home”
Tom Holland wanted to bulk up like Thor and Star-Lord for “Spiderman: Far From Home” and he did just that. Although, he did not enjoy the process. He did not feel like he looked in better shape and was overall thicker.
We see nothing wrong with Tom being a bit thick. There would just be more of him to love. And if there is more of Tom Holland to love then sign us up for that world to live in.
Chadwick Boseman Got Shredded for “Black Panther”
Every actor needs to work out to some degree to get into shape for their superhero roles, and Chadwick Boseman was no different. The late, great actor famously played T'Challa in the film "Black Panther." For the iconic role, Boseman knew that physicality was a big part of the role.
Despite his health issues, the actor underwent a strict workout regimen. According to his trainer, he "cut up a tremendous amount." He shed a lot of weight, put on a ton of muscle, and even trained with martial artists. Exercises included bench presses, reverse presses, air squats, lunges, and many more.