Actress Charlize Theron transformed herself for a new role by gaining 50 pounds, but she was hit with something even more life-changing as a result: depression.
The Oscar winner revealed to Entertainment Tonight that all the processed food and sugar she ate in order to gain the weight to play an unhappy mother in the new movie, “Tully,” made her depressed.
“I gained close to 50 pounds for this film,” Theron shared. “I just I wanted to feel what this woman felt, and I think that was a way for me to get closer to her and get into that mindset. You know, it was a huge surprise to me. I got hit in the face pretty hard with depression. Yeah, for the first time in my life I was eating so much processed foods and I drank way too much sugar. I was not that fun to be around on this film.”
The actress brings up an interesting point about junk food. Can it really make you depressed?
According to a number of studies, yes.