One thing I don’t envy about actors is how they have to lose and gain weight for a role, sometimes even drastically. If anyone has noticed, actor Chris Wu Kangren’s appearance has been drastically yo-yoing back and forth in the past 9 months because of his recent projects.
In the upcoming TV series Lady the Butterfly 傀儡花, the actor started to lose weight since August 15 last year to drop 11 kilograms for his role. He then had to gain weight with no exercise starting this February and managed to put on 20 kilograms for his movie Wo Mei You Tan de Na Chang Lian Ai 我沒有談的那場戀愛 which he just finished filming last week. And now today, Chris Wu said he’s back on the diet train as he’s just announced that he needs to scale down 14 kilograms within a month (eek!) for another project. Can you imagine shedding 14 kilograms in a month?!
Crazy right? The actor said that before he finished filming for Wo Mei You Tan de Na Chang Lian Ai, he told his body “thank you for your hard work. In the future, I won’t push you too much and just want you to be healthy. But now, I have to lose a lot of weight again in a month. We’re not filming in Hollywood where the recovery period is five months. So please, hold on. I don’t know how much (weight I can lose), but I must make myself worthy of the film makers who’ve patiently waited for me. Acting is my business so I need to give them the best version of myself. Body….come on you can do it!“
Chris Wu also shared his recent InBody results which showed him scoring 76/100 and weighing 88.1kg. I can’t believe the crazy amount of discipline and focus you’d need to have to hit your targets within a month! Thankfully, Chris Wu’s drastic weight changes are strictly supervised by professionals to ensure it’s being done in the safest way possible.