Catherine Kamau Former mother-in-law actress ditches the ‘mbalas’ (weaves) for a well-shaven and dyed look (Photo)

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Sometimes showing your commitment to a role takes more than a wardrobe change, it takes a lifestyle change, weight loss or weight gain. And that is something many Hollywood actresses and actors have done in award-winning movies.

Catherine Kamau play

Catherine Kamau


Charlize Theron gained 30 pounds (which is ALOT by Hollywood's standards) for ‘Monster’, a movie that won her an Oscar, a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama and a SAG Award. In the movie, Theron a South-African-based-in-Hollywood had the massive weight gain to perform the role of Aileen Wuornos; one of the world’s most prolific female serial killers.

play Charlize as the terrifying Aileen (Image:Courtesy)

Aileen, the killer Charlize portrayed gained notoriety because women are generally not serial killers, most murders committed by women are rarely of random strangers, its mostly to a person they are close to.

But Charlize is not the only one who experienced a massive weight change. In 2010; Mila Kunis lived on cigarettes and 1,200 calories a day to portray the role of ‘Lily’ a ballerina in 'Black Swan'.

play Mila Kunis as 'Lily' in Black swan (Image:HelloGiggles)


Aside from Mila losing so much weight, 50 cent lost about 25 Kgs in 2 months thanks to a strict liquid diet for his starring role of a cancer patient in 'Things Fall Apart'.

play 50 Cent in 'Things Fall Apart' (Courtesy)


Closer home, actresses are also making a few changes in their lives for the sake of their roles. Thankfully its not losing 25 Kgs in a few months (which is dangerous by the way) but with subtle yet significant changes like a hair change.

Like Catherine Kamau who let go of her precious weaves for this Carol -Odero like look in an upcoming production with Phil-it-Productions.

What do you guys think of Catherine's new look?

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