Russell Crowe Unrecognizable After Massive Weight Gain
He's like a different man!
When it comes to meaty roles, Russell Crowe is willing to do anything to play the part. Case in point: His latest massive weight gain.
While it’s pretty common for actors to bulk up for a particular role, the Oscar winner has taken things to the extreme by packing on major pound for his role in the upcoming movie, Boy Erased.
Also starring Nicole Kidman and Joel Edgerton, the 53-year-old stars as a Baptist preacher who forces his son to attend a gay conversion therapy program or else be shunned by the family. His character is based on the father of author Garrard Conley, whose book Boy Erased: A Memoir acts as the source material for the coming-of-age drama.
In the latest set photos, the Noah star looked almost unrecognizable with a larger frame. Once known for being in tip-top shape, the Australian actor appeared to be almost a different man with a much rounder face and belly.
According to Radar Online, Russell recently tipped the scales at a whopping 270 pounds, causing concerns for those closest him. “He has a history of gaining and losing weight for movies,” a source claimed. “But he just can’t seem to get rid of the extra pounds this time.”
The Hollywood veteran also shocked fans when he showed off his new physique as he vacationed in Los Cabos with a svelte brunette. Wearing a tank top and shorts, Russell looked huge compared to his female companion as he lounged around on his hotel balcony.
Though he didn’t address worries over his fluctuating weight, he took to his Twitter to dispel any romance rumors sparked from the paparazzi photos. “Been told there are pics of me ‘on holiday with a young woman’ in Mexico,” he wrote on his Twitter, explaining he was in town for professional business. “#thereforameeting #shesmyassistant #defamersbegone #fakeassnews.”
However, he also shared several photos of alcohol bottles around his room, including an empty bottle of Patrón and two bottles of Clase Azul tequila lying in the sand.
“México cómo te amo, déjame contar las formas,” he tweeted. The phrase can be loosely translated to: “Mexico how I love you, let me tell you the ways.”