John Corbett was revealed to have undergone a noticeable weight loss in the second season of And Just Like That. As it turned out, the actor had gotten a bit "fatty" and he was asked to lose weight by the makers of the show. As per the showrunner Michael Patrick King, John Corbett was required to have a weight loss not for aesthetic reasons but because the story demanded it.
John Corbett is mostly recognized for his role as Aidan Shaw on Sex and the City and as Chris Stevens on Northern Exposure. The actor has also portrayed the character of Max Gregson from United States of Tara and Seth Holt on Parenthood. He has also done several movies including My Big Fat Greek Wedding franchise, Raising Helen, The Messengers, Ramona & Beezus, and the To All the Boys film trilogy.
He is not just an actor however, he is also a country music singer and has released the studio albums John Corbett and Leaving Nothin' Behind. The former even reached number 45 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. But he is still most remembered and loved for his portrayal of Aidan in Sex and the City. So, imagine their happiness if he returned as Carrie's love interest in the sequel of the show, And Just Like That because he just did.
He returned to the SATC world and he returned with a noticeable weight loss. He looked great after his physical transformation and he got the fans all curious about the secrets of how he attained his new physique and the hows and whys of it. Let's discuss John Corbett's weight loss!
John Corbett's Weight Loss: The Actor Was Asked to Lose Weight For His Role in And Just Like That!
John Corbett is revealed to have undergone weight loss in the second season of And Just Like That and fans are impressed with his transformation because he looks great.
John Corbett underwent weight loss in preparation for his role of Aidan on And Just Like That.
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Sex and the City viewers were extremely delighted and excited to see Corbett make his long-awaited return in the second season of And Just Like That, reprising the role of Aidan Shaw, Carrie Bradshaw's furniture designer ex-boyfriend. And why wouldn't they be? After all, Carrie's former flame was the one they wanted her to end up with before she got with Mr. Big.
Anyway, Mr. Big died and now, Aidan is back on the show and while fans are happy about that, something else has drawn their attention. John Corbett's weight loss! And Just Like That viewers couldn't help noticing that the actor looked a bit different. While some began to speculate that he had plastic surgery, others started observing the obvious difference in his physique.
If you are wondering the whys and hows of his weight loss, let's hear what the creator of And Just Like That has to say! Michael Patrick King, on The Writers Room podcast, talked in detail about Corbett's transformation. As he discussed Aidan's return with fellow producers Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky, he spoke about giving the actor a makeover.
We gave John a makeover. We cut his hair, we took the turquoise jewelry away. We told him he had to be rock hard when he came back.
King shared that he asked John Corbett to get into shape in preparation for the role of Aidan for the second season of And Just Like That. He wanted the Parenthood actor to have a makeover to play Carrie's love interest and a part of the makeover was his weight loss. He didn't look much fit when he was approached for the role (by his own admission, he was a fatty) and the showrunners wouldn't have it that way.
He was eating fried chicken when I told him and he dropped the fried chicken on the plate and fell down in the booth that we were sitting in and said, 'I knew I was a fatty.'
John Corbett Was Asked to Have Weight Loss Because The Story Demanded It!
John Corbett was required to lose weight for the role because it was a story choice.
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John Corbett, taking his job seriously, did as he was asked by the showrunners. As Michael Patrick King said, the actor "came back rock hard with short hair," ready to play Aidan in the second installment of And Just Like That. He underwent a noticeable weight loss, which King said was not "an aesthetic choice" but "a story choice." He said that the showrunners wanted him to lose weight and have a makeover because if they are bringing somebody back, they have to find some way to bring them back in a new way.
We don't know the hows of the weight loss because John Corbett has not talked about his weight loss at all. Only King has talked about it so far and about the Sex and the City actor's transformation, he said,
So here we are now, bringing Aidan back again, and we have tricks up our sleeve as to how he is new and what we can actually do with the storyline considering — and it's a very big consider — all the water under the bridge, all the pain they've already been through, how much Carrie has hurt him in the past and how badly he took the break up.