Rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent has shed four stone in weight for his new film. The star also spent three hours a day on a treadmill to get from 15st 4lbs to 11st 2lbs for forthcoming movie Things Fall Apart.
50 Cent - real name Curtis Jackson - lost the weight to play the role of a star high-school footballer who is diagnosed with cancer.
The rapper, 34, normally weighs 214 pounds and is often seen shirtless, flaunting his muscles. Yet after nine weeks on a liquid diet, Jackson now weighs just 160 pounds, and appears gaunt, NME.com reports.
The film will release in 2011. Curtis Jackson has said: "I took ‘em off. I’ve been on a few acting projects and they been making me get up… My call time is four hours before the regular acting talent because of the tattoos."
Jackson made his film debut in the semi-autobiographical semi-autobiographical film Get Rich or Die Tryin’ in 2005. He starred in the Iraq War film Home of the Brave in 2006, and opposite Robert De Niro in 2008 crime thriller Righteous Kill in 2008.
And last year starred in Brit gangster film Dead Man Running. He is one of the music world’s richest performers, with an estimated fortune of $440 million in 2008, Times LIVE reports.