50 Cent is trying to pull off the greatest Oscar-bait of all time. Dropping 50 pounds to play a football player diagnosed with cancer in Things Fall Apart. This will for sure make the monocles pop out of the Academy’s eyes. From ThisIs50 via Superficial:
50 Cent lost a lot of weight for his upcoming movie “Things Fall Apart”. In the movie 50 Cent plays a football player diagnosed with cancer. He dropped from 214 pounds to an astonishing 160 with a liquid diet and three-hour-a-day treadmill walks for nine weeks.
“I was starving.” Now he’s back on tour and says, “I’ve been eating. I’ll be back in shape in no time!”
Will this be like Jamie Foxx’s Ray? Will 50 mumble his way to a golden statue? How much satisfaction will 50’s friends derive from watching him cry like a pussy? How often will they remind him of that fact? So many questions. So few answers!