Zac Efron is being punished for the unjust criticism; the man delivered the single most chillingly accurate portrayal of Ted Bundy yet to be captured on film. Yeah, no one is more shocked than I am to see me praising the acting of Zac Efron to the skies, but damn it, give credit where freaking credit is due. He nails it. He is brilliant!
If Robert De Niro were making “Raging Bull” today he might still decide to spend a few months in Italy testing the cuisine of every restaurant in the country, but economics would probably dictate that his flab be put on by the special effects department. Would his performance suffer as a result? In De Niro’s case, yes.
I’m not saying one thing or another, but if you are going to hire the guy who helped Hardy transform into one big walking muscle and you are downing chicken by the bucket and washing them down with protein shakes, then you must surely be playing someone who is more than just a disgruntled Federation associate, right?
Maybe by the time the fictional Stardate of “Star Trek Into Darkness’ matches with our real life calendar, women who already possess perfectly normal bodies won’t feel the need to take such drastic measures in order to look “better.”
Why did England’s Daily Mail feature a story with an accompanying photo of a three decades younger Carrie Fisher attired in her infamous bikini from “Return of the Jedi” with the headline “Will she don THAT bikini?” but not a story asking if Harrison Ford will be donning THOSE tight cavalry pants he wore in the same film?
Playing “Thor” is not all fun and games. Few characters that Chris Hemsworth will be called upon to play are going to look quite as impressive as the Norse god. That means a regular routine of dieting…bulking up dieting..bulking up.
A lot of actors packed on pounds or lost weight for roles in 2012. Daniel Day-Lewis reinvented himself as well, but in a different kind of way that may well pay off more.