Contact Us

12 Actors Who Did Crazy Things To Get Into Character

20th Century Fox/A24/Fox Searchlight Pictures
20th Century Fox/A24/Fox Searchlight Pictures

A lot of the time, it seems like movie actors have it easy. They get to live out larger-than-life scenarios in front of a camera, equipped with a powerful script and talented co-stars. But the job of an actor is serious work, and a lot of it can take a toll on the person — both physically and mentally.

It only makes sense that actors draw from personal experience when playing a role. After all, most of us have gone through the near-universal feelings of love, loss, pain, and joy. Tapping into these emotions can make a performance feel more grounded and real. Every actor’s preparation process is different. Some prefer to approach the role from an analytical, pragmatic place, while others prefer to dive in with their entire bodies and minds.

Every now and then, there’s a juicy part that’s hard for an actor to sink their teeth into. Maybe it’s because that character lives a life completely out of the realm of day-to-day relatability. In this case, an actor may choose to prepare for the role by drastically altering their appearance, or molding their lifestyle to reflect that of the character’s. As you’ll quickly find out, some actors will stop at nothing to access the mind of the part they’re playing.

The following actors have gone to great lengths to fully embody their roles on screen. Whether it’s sleeping inside an animal carcass, dislocating a rib, or going to the hospital from consuming too much vegetable juice, nothing is off limits.

Click here to view photo gallery

Download the KELI Mobile App Now

Click here to view photo gallery

Best of Magic 98.7

Recommended For You

Best Of The Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://987kissfmsanangelo.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Sign up to have news and information about your community delivered to your email.