Maisie Williams Opens Up About Her Major Weight Transformation For ‘The New Look’ Role


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Maisie Williams is sharing insights on her major weight transformation. In the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar U.K., the actress reveals she lost 25 pounds for her role as Catherine Dior in the upcoming Apple TV+ series, The New Look.  Let’s delve into the entire details of this story.

Maisie Williams said the transformation was very relentless

The 26-year-old told the outlet, “It was very relentless,” she tells the magazine. “The process of doing take after take, it really breaks down your character in a way. It’s not for everyone, but for me, I like to get lost in a role, and keep on pushing until we complete a scene.”

The transformation is for the role of Catherine who is the sister of designer Christian Dior. Catherine was imprisoned by Nazis at the Ravensbrück concentration camp after which she rebuilt her life.

“I was eating very little, meditating all the time, burning candles and incense in my apartment,” she continues. “I had to be up at 4am to start sweating. The night before, at about 7 or 8 p.m. I was allowed to have something salty and dehydrating — some smoked salmon and a tiny glass of wine. Then I had a boiling-hot bath with lots of salts in it. And I sort of levitated to bed and slept for maybe three hours, and woke up and had a handful of nuts. I wouldn’t be able to sleep through the night at this point. I kept waking up and feeling like a marble inside a bottle, rattling around…”

Moreover, talking about the transformation that changed her contemporary lifestyle, the Game of Thrones actress noted,”[The role] took over what I’m eating and how I’m moving and sleeping and thinking.”

She continues, “There was a lot of feeling restricted, almost like sleep paralysis, dreams of being trapped and attacked, and horrible visions of men in uniform.” 

Talking about the real-life story of Catherine Dior, after being released from imprisonment she moved to Paris where she became a rose grower in Provence.

Later on, the actress reveals only her story’s happy ending was motivating her in filming. “Every day of filming was a reminder that we were portraying a story of the horrors that humans are capable of inflicting on one another, but also the magic and the hope and the love,” she added. “Ultimately, we wanted to make a show that was uplifting.”

Also Read: Maisie Williams open up about her feelings on ‘Game of Thrones’ Ending

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