Let’s face it: being fit takes work – a lot of work. And celebrities are no stranger to pushing things to the limits. We’ve already talked about some of the crazy diets that stars swear by, but for some roles, diet is just one half of the equation – there needs to be some serious fitness effort too. Whatever way you look at it there are extreme methods that celebrities employ in order to maximize the authenticity of their role on screen. Scroll through the slideshow above for some of those daring actors and actresses that have stepped it up hard when it comes to certain film role requirements and let us know what you think by tweeting @YahooStyleCA.
While Hollywood’s finest were busy sipping champers and swapping anecdotes at last Sunday’s Oscars, Tom Hardy was pacing outside the ladies loos waiting patiently for his wife, Charlotte Riley, to finish pumping her breasts. “I’m just waiting for my wife to finish breast-pumping in the bathroom,” Hardy explained to a reporter from the Los Angeles Times, when asked why he was spending so much time in the Awards’ lobby.
Nicknamed Woody, the dog is actually a celebrity in his own right, having been featured in a PETA campaign with his adopted father. Tom Hardy and Woody star in a PETA campaign. The action star, known for his roles in Inception and The Dark Knight Rises, has such a deep and enduring devotion to his animal best friends —yes, he has multiple — that not only does he bring them to movie sets and red carpets, but he also talks about them at length and has even admitted to liking the animals more than humans (minus his son, Louis, 7, who “couldn’t do anything to upset me.”) Tom Hardy and a pitbull puppy keeping each other warm. “Wherever I go, I get a dog, pretty much,” Hardy told Vulture when asked about Woody, whom he found wandering the highway in Atlanta when filming Lawless and brought home to London. “I’m the finder of dogs, you know what I mean. My missus, she’s like, “You’re not allowed to bring another dog back from a job.” But I’ll always find one.