Every now and then you see some lunatic actor shed a ton of weight for a movie role like Christian Bale in ‘the Machinist’ or Matt Damon in ‘whatever that Meg Ryan war movie was called’. But you don’t expect it from someone like 50 Cent. This is 50 says…
He dropped from 214 pounds to an astonishing 160 with a liquid diet and three-hour-a-day treadmill walks for nine weeks.
“I was starving.” Now he’s back on tour and says, “I’ve been eating. I’ll be back in shape in no time!”
I bet this movie sucks because quality movies don’t need gimmicks. ‘Ghosts of Girlfriends Past’ would be a good example. Was it funny and sexy? You bet it was, but it also opened up a dialogue across America, without relying on some crutch. It seems that 50 has a lot to learn about being an actor.