• Christian Bale had to lose weight for his role in Ford v Ferrari.
  • He had gained weight for his most recent role in Vice.
  • Here's how he did it, according to co-star Matt Damon.

Christian Bale 's next role in the upcoming Ford v Ferrari will see him play British driver Ken Miles, and while you wouldn't think that the role would require the kind of body transformation that Bale is so famous for, it turns out that the actor did in fact have to drop some weight to play the driver.

Bale was just coming off playing former VP Dick Cheney in 2018's Vice , and he had gained an amazing 40 pounds for the role. Additionally, Bale told Variety that he cars used in Ford v Ferarri were rather small.

"I had to get in the car. I could not bloodythese things are not made for comfort, these cars. Theyre tight. So, I couldnt bloody get in them," Bale explained. "That would have been a whole different film. These cars are not made for large men."

And as Bale's co-star Matt Damon told Men's Journal, Bale took some pretty drastic measures to slim down.

"[Christian] was coming off Vice, and from the time we decided to do the movie to the time we started shooting, he dropped 70 pounds," Damon told Mens Journal . "The first day on the set, I asked him: 'How did you do that?' Ive lost weight and gained weight for parts, and there are lots of theories on how to do it. And he just looked at me and said: 'I didnt eat.' That guy is cut from a different cloth."

However, Bale has said that he's done with the dramatic body transformations , as he doesn't want to "die" from the effort it takes.