How Do We Feel About Celebs Wearing Fat Suits?
The hallmark of many an Oscar winner, nominee and/or serious actor is to delve so deeply into their roles that they both mentally and physically “become” the character. When it comes to method acting, the whole process sounds kind of creepy and possibly schizophrenic, but when it comes to the latter, it’s pretty straightforward and usually involves clothes, hair and makeup, and is sometimes accompanied by extreme weight loss (Christian Bale), a new nose (Nicole Kidman) or eating a whole bunch of doughnuts and pizza in order to get chubs fast à la Jared Leto and Renee Zellweger, who has already done it twice for those “Bridget Jones” movies. Today E! reports that Zellweger will forgo weight gain and instead wear a fat suit (like Gwyneth Paltrow in “Shallow Hal”) for “Bridget Jones 3.” [E!]
Oh really? Now, besides the fact that it totally confuses us as to why any Hollywood exec in their right mind would greenlight what is sure to be a terrible film that will likely bomb, Zellweger is so insanely thin at this point that putting a fat suit on her skinny ass seems like it would look pretty laughable. Then again, we might sympathize with her not wanting to go through the painful process of losing weight if she weren’t so dang underweight to begin with. Eh, maybe this is just her way of saying, “The movie is gonna suck, I’m just taking home a paycheck, and, let’s face it, I’m not going to get an Oscar nod for this project. Plus, I’m dating Bradley Cooper.”