Larine Tang Gained 40 Pounds for a Role

By on January 20, 2020 in NEWS

Larine Tang Gained 40 Pounds for a Role

Actress Larine Tang (鄧月平), who was once nominated for the Best New Performer award at the 2018 Hong Kong Film Awards, is garnering attention for her drastic weight gain for a role. She diligently put on 40 pounds within two months to portray a foolish overweight girl in the movie, The Abortionist <墮胎師> – helmed by director Fruit Chan (陳果). Needless to say, many fans were shocked by the 22-year-old’s dramatic transformation.

Gaining Weight Was Tough

Larine, who is known to have a slim and voluptuous body, sacrificed her looks and risked her health to deliver a noteworthy performance. “I couldn’t be thin because my character is clumsy and overweight,” she expressed. “So before I went to sleep, I would eat ice cream, cream, and junk food. As soon as I got up in the morning, I would eat mala hotpot and use the rest of the ingredients to make fried rice for later.”

Having seven meals a day allowed her to go from 101 pounds to 143 pounds, but the fattening process was not easy. Laurine, who has a naturally thin figure, didn’t see the results until a month later. On top of that, she found it challenging to maintain the weight that she gained.

She explained, “I tend to lose weight easily while filming, so I had to eat constantly to make sure my weight didn’t drop. I remember we filmed the movie during the summer, and I didn’t have any appetite because it was so hot. But I still forced myself to eat the whole day, so it was honestly quite difficult.”

Weight Gain Took a Toll on Her Health

Besides being unable to fit into her clothes and having to purchase new ones, Larine’s weight gain almost cost her health. The actress said her weight gain journey was her biggest challenge yet. Her hormones were so imbalanced that she had to take Chinese medicine to recondition her body.

It didn’t help that her mother witnessed her struggles. “She got worried and cried. Most parents would tell their child to eat more, but she told me to stop eating because I was becoming too fat,” Larine said.

Despite the hardships she endured to put on weight for her role, Larine expressed that it was worth it. The starlet said, “I remember film queen Chloe Maayan (曾美慧孜) once said a drama is bigger than the sky, so I hope that everyone can see this different side of Larine Tang.”

Source: HK01

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  • 10 comments to Larine Tang Gained 40 Pounds for a Role

    1. coralie says:

      This part: “I tend to lose weight easily while filming, so I had to eat constantly to make sure my weight didn’t drop. I remember we filmed the movie during the summer, and I didn’t have any appetite because it was so hot. But I still forced myself to eat the whole day, so it was honestly quite difficult.”

      She forces herself to eat to continuously gain weight. I wish I had that problem.

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      • m0m0 replied:

        @coralie
        It is about what u r used to and your lifestyle. I used to gain pretty easily too but after adjusting my diet for several years, I start to lose more easily than gain. It’s funny too because everyone around me is getting fatter because of the junk they eat. If someone tends to eat like crap, then they will gain fat for sure even on days that they drink only water. For me, and most would concur as well to keep the weight gain to minimum is building muscle. It’s insane the amount of food you have to keep eating to gain weight with muscles. The amount is actually insane. Celebs who have to get in shape for a certain role have to keep eating till they puke. Likewise to keep the fat too.

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        • coralie replied:

          @m0m0 Do you have to eat more to try to gain muscle mass?

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        • m0m0 replied:

          @coralie
          Yes, you eat like there is no tomorrow but not foods a normal person would enjoy. You have to eat six or seven times a day to feed the muscles. It gets to a point that u have to measure out everything to make sure u r eating enough calories. One think only anorexic girls do that but I did it during gains. I hate gains so much but it works.

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        • megamiaow replied:

          @coralie More like you gain muscle mass by exercising, not eating. Once that muscle mass has been gained through exercise, you require more energy, so you can eat more.
          But we are talking quite bulky too be able to do that.
          Going by her pictures, she is toned, but by no means muscly, so the eating lots and lots of food to feed muscles idea wouldnt fly.
          It would seem more like she is used to eating next to nothing, so once she has to eat *normally* its harder to deal with.

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        • coralie replied:

          @megamiaow but I get so much hungrier working out than I do when I don’t work out…there’s also some study that says if you don’t eat enough calories, you’re actually burning your own muscles and tissues, rather than fat. So you kind of lose your progress. Dunno if there’s any truth to that tho

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        • megamiaow replied:

          @coralie Its normal to feel hungry after workout as your appetite increases. You wouldn’t burn tissues if you have enough fat stores that would go against the bodies systems….I wouldnt believe too much on claims like that. Every youtuber these days think they can give dietary advice these days. Some are downright dangerous.

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    2. jimmyszeto says:

      1 month to gain such weight seems very risky to health….

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    3. cutie777 says:

      She reminds me of Myolie Wu she gained weight for one of her old drama too the one with Andy Hui?

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    4. jane626 says:

      Gaining so much weight in short period of time is really bad and over works the heart.

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