Did Tom Hollander Have Weight Gain To Play Capote in Feud?


Tom Hollander may have had weight gain to play the role of Capote in Feud. houseandwhips.com

houseandwhips.com – Tom Hollander’s appearance in Feud: Capote vs. The Swans as Truman Capote sparked weight gain speculations as he looked heavier in the series. The actor has not revealed if he gained weight for the movie or if he’s just dressed to look like he is slightly potbellied. Tom Hollander once underwent a weight gain of two stones in 2014 to play the role of Dylan Thomas in A Poet in New York.

Tom Hollander is one of the most prolific and the most talented actors Britain has ever produced. He has proved his acting chops in films and television shows, and he has excelled in theater productions as well. He has a BAFTA Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award to his name and he has earned nominations for a Tony Award and Olivier Award. Having begun his career in theater, he has explored almost every genre and every field of acting and he has been successful in most of them.

Tom Hollander really impressed everyone with his portrayal of Mr. Collins in Joe Wright‘s Pride and Prejudice and as Lord Cutler Beckett in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. He was also praised a lot for his television roles. People loved him in the BBC sitcom Rev. and The Night Manager. He was perfect as King George V in BBC’s The Lost Prince and King George III in the HBO miniseries John Adams. And he is perfect as Truman Capote in Feud: Capote Vs. The Swans. He looked effortlessly brilliant in his portrayal. He characterised it well and as for the physical aspect, did he have weight gain to look more like Capote? Let’s discuss it!

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Tom Hollander’s Weight Gain: He Was Potbellied in Feud!

Tom Hollander‘s fans want to know if he underwent weight gain for his role as Truman Capote in Feud: Capote Vs. The Swans. He gained about two stones in 2014 to play Dylan Thomas in A Poet in New York.

Tom Hollander appears as though he had weight gain in Feud. houseandwhips.comTom Hollander appears as though he had weight gain in Feud.
Image Source: Radio Times

Hollander played the role of Capote in Feud, which is a recent series that details his relationship with his socialite friends that took a turn for worse after betrayal. He was simply brilliant in it. He really resembled Capote in all aspects, in his mannerisms, in his attitude, and even in his physique. With a bald head and expensive outfits, he looked every bit like the novelist he was playing. This led to speculations about his weight gain.

So, Trump Capote isn’t the most well-maintained man and does not have a fit body but Tom Hollander has almost always been very lean. The real-life character and the actor cast to play the character do not match in terms of physique but after watching the series, you would never know that because the actor seemed to have put in work to look like the character he was playing. He seemed to have undergone weight gain for the role.

The Rev. actor looked kind of bulky in the series. Especially, the most notable thing about his physique was that his belly was big and it seemed to slightly protrude from his body. He looked potbellied which is different from how he looks otherwise. Overall, he appeared to be quite large which got people thinking that he put on weight for the role. They want to know if he really had weight gain or if he just was dressed to look that way.

Tom Hollander Had Weight Gain For A Poet in New York!

Tom Hollander put on two stones for his role in A Poet in New York.
houseandwhips.comTom Hollander put on two stones for his role in A Poet in New York.
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Hollander has not yet revealed if he gained weight to play the role of Truman Capote in Feud but it wouldn’t be the most surprising thing if he actually put on weight. He does seem to take his job very seriously and would do whatever he needs to in order to make his portrayal authentic. So, if he felt that he needed to put on a few for the role, he might have. It wouldn’t be the first time that Tom Hollander embarked on a weight gain journey for a role.

In 2014, in order to essay the character of self-destructive Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, who was in a bloated and alcoholic state in his final days, in A Poet in New York, he put on about “two stone.” He put a lot of effort into fattening up for the role. Speaking on how he went on about to have weight gain for the television film, he said,

I had a few months, actually, to prepare. But I then took another job…for financial reasons. So that meant that my fattening up lead time was severely reduced to about six weeks. So I stuffed my face for six weeks. Which is not as fun as it sounds, actually. If any of you fantasise about being able to eat whatever you want with impunity, you can’t. Because after about 48 hours of it you’re full and then you just feel sick and you have night sweats and go to the loo at all sorts of strange times of day. Anyway, you know, we suffer for our art in showbiz, as is well documented.

Tom Hollander seemed to have a hard time fattening up for A Poet in New York. If he indeed underwent weight gain for Feud as well, he may not have had as hard a time as back then because as Capote, he does not look that big. He has not revealed if he actually put on weight for the role though.