Riz Ahmed went through a profound transformation for his role in the new film Mogul Mowgli and he is opening up about dropping 22 pounds to play Jade.
While the film was released in other parts of the world last year, it was eventually released in the US.
Ridge recently discussed what the weight loss process was like and how no one should do what she did.
“I lost 10 kilos [about 22 pounds] in three weeks. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. I had a professional dietician working with me, but it was really grueling and took me emotionally to an intense place, which probably informed the movie. That was a big part of it, being in a place of weakness and fatigue and insatiable hunger,” Riz told IndieWire.
Ridge offered something that Oscar winner Daniel Kaluua had previously said about acting.
“Dan Kaluuya said something I liked: ‘If you’re in your head, you’re dead.’ I think that’s true. Acting has to be in your body. Anything that brings you into your body centers you, and you can perform in that place,” he said.
Earlier this year at the Oscars, Rizz and his wife made their first public appearance together.