Austin Butler, 2023 Oscar Nominee, Went On A Dangerous Diet For “Elvis”

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Austin Butler, 2023 Oscar nominee, went on a dangerous diet for “Elvis”

The 31-year-old American actor has already won the Golden Globe for his portrayal of Elvis Presley

The Oscar 2023 awards ceremony, awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will take place next Sunday, March 12, from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, an event in which some talented artist will take home the statuette gold for Best Actor, with Austin Butler being one of the nominees , who recently confessed that  he went on a dangerous diet of ice cream and donuts to play Elvis Presley . 

Butler , 31, is competing alongside prominent actors for the award, as nominees include: Brendan Fraser for “The Whale” , Colin Farrell for “Battles of Inisherin”, Paul Mescal for “Aftersun” and Bill Nighy for “Living room”. In addition, the movie “Elvis” is also in contention for: costume design, sound, editing, makeup and hairstyling, production design, photography and best picture.

Austin Butler Went On A Dangerous Diet 

During the 2023 Golden Globes , Austin already received the award for ” Best Actor ” for his performance as the “King of Rock”, Elvis Presley , so he is among the favorites to win the Oscar . On that occasion he was accompanied by the daughter of the famous singer, Lisa Marie Presley, however, at the ceremony on March 12 it will not be the same, since the beautiful singer died on January 12 due to cardiac arrest.

In an interview with Variety, the American actor commented that after learning about the method that another actor used to gain weight, he decided to do the same. “I heard that Ryan Gosling when he was going to do ‘The Lovely Bones’ would put Häagen-Dazs (brand ice cream) in the microwave and drink it. So I started doing it,” Butler explained to explain how he gained a few kilos, without However, it is known that excessive sugar consumption is one of the main causes of obesity, heart disease and diabetes. 

“I could take two dozen donuts and eat them all. I really started to gain weight,” revealed the 31-year-old actor, who has stated in other interviews that he also went to extreme measures to change his voice for the film, a situation he has admitted, ” He probably damaged” his vocal cords in the process, something similar to what happened with his extreme and perhaps dangerous diet, because he confessed that although it was fun at first, “later you feel bad about yourself.” 

“But we were planning to film chronologically at first. That quickly went out the window, especially with COVID. It was just impossible,” Austin confessed to Variety, regarding his weight gain, since in fact the actor finally had to wear a suit special, since the recordings were delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. 

” Elvis ” is a story about the life and career of the American singer, actor and dancer known as ” The King of Rock” , directed by Australian Baz Luhrmann. It stars Austin Butler and Tom Hanks. It premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival on May 25, 2022 and in Australia on June 23, 2022. It can currently be streamed through the HBO platform. 


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