These Actresses Went The Extra Mile When Training For Movie Roles

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to take on the duties of being a top actress? How does two and half hours of boxing, and two hours of weight lifting every day for six days a week sound? That’s only light work compared to what some actresses had to put themselves through for specific roles. When you get paid to do movies, it’s not enough to recite your lines well, you have to make the audience believe you’re right for your role. Read on and find out which women pushed it to the limit for their movie roles.

Hilary Swank Gets Jacked

Hilary Swank won an Academy Award for her film Million Dollar Baby and she worked harder than most in the business to get in shape for the role. Swank’s whole lifestyle went through a transformation to give audiences that authentic feel the movie possessed.

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“My training was two and a half hours of boxing and approximately an hour and a half to two hours lifting weights every day, six days a week,” the actress said. “The producers asked me to gain 10 pounds of muscle. I gained 19 pounds of muscle.”