If there's any takeway message from the grueling diet plan Shaliene Woodley stuck to in preparation for her latest film, it's this: Don't try this at home. In fact, don't even think about it — because this sounds like total misery and terribly unhealthy to boot.
In the forthcoming movie Adrift, Woodley plays a sailor who gets lost at sea for 41 days. Those who are lost at sea aren't exactly bingeing on fast food each day, of course — so the actress tried to eat accordingly to get into character.
In an interview with The Times, she revealed exactly what went into that eating plan. The list is short: For the last few weeks of filming, the Big Little Lies actress would consume a can of salmon, steamed broccoli, and two egg yolks. Then, she'd down a few glugs of wine to help her fall asleep.
("I can't sleep when I'm hungry, so I would have a glass of wine to basically pass the f--- out," she said, also revealing the diet left her feeling "f---ing miserable.)
That is some serious commitment to the craft right there.
One consolation: Woodley had a close relationship with costar Sam Claflin, who understood all too well what she was going through. Speaking to The New Paper in another interview, the actress said, "Sam and I were losing quite a bit of weight as we weren't eating much. So not having the fuel to run you physically, along with the emotional complexities that were incredibly taxing at times, mixed with the physicality, it could have been a grueling experience. I don't know that I could do it without Sam. We both really were there for one another in our moments of extreme exhaustion and hunger."
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