Austin Butler Reveals His Special Diet To Get In Shape For 'Elvis'


Academy Award nominee Austin Butler disclosed his diet to gain weight to portray an elder version of Elvis Presley.

Needing to do whatever it took to look the part, Austin Butler microwaved Häagen-Dazs ice cream and drank it.

Ryan Gosling's preparation for 'Lovely Bones' inspired Austin Butler's diet to go through the bizarre liquid diet. 

 The director Peter Jackson fired Ryan Gosling over disagreements over the appearance of Gosling's character.

Austin Butler told Variety, "It's fun for a week or so. And then you feel awful with yourself."

Austin Butler also revealed that he ate dozens of donuts to gain weight in addition to the melted ice cream. 

Despite going "down the rabbit hole of obsession," he had to wear a body suit for the movie eventually.

For playing Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrman's 'Elvis,' Austin Butler won a BAFTA for Best Actor.

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