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    Red face Beyonce Knowles: I lost twenty pounds for Dreamgirl role.

    Beyonce: 'I Lost 20 Lbs.' for Dreamgirls"


    At a Cannes Film Festival preview of the upcoming movie Dreamgirls on Friday, stars Beyonce Knowles and Jennifer Hudson admitted they'd dealt with some weighty issues for their roles.

    Knowles, 24, told reporters that she lost 20 lbs. to play the super-svelte Deena Jones, the lead singer of the Dreamettes a '60s-style group loosely modeled on Diana Ross and the Supremes.

    "At the beginning (of filming), I was my normal weight," she said. "I actually gained a little bit, but then I lost 20 lbs. when I went from young Deena to old Deena. I wanted it to be something more than just make-up and hair. I wanted to see the change."

    Asked whether Hollywood executives pressured her to drop the weight, Knowles, in a blue halter dress designed by her mother Tina, said, "Oh no, that was my idea.

    "The director (Bill Condon) actually kept telling me to 'eat, eat, eat' for continuity, but I really wanted to go all the way. I was inspired by Tom Hanks. He did it all the way (in Castaway), so I said, I can do it all the way!"

    Her costar, former American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson, makes her big-screen debut as Effie White, the powerful singer criticized by the Dreamettes' manager (Jamie Foxx) for her full figure.

    Hudson told reporters she wasn't trying to lose weight: "Why fix something that isn't broke? Someone has to represent the average girl. Not everyone is a size 2."

    Still, she added, "I've been trying to work out, to make sure my curves don't get too much curvy. I enjoy my jelly where it is."

    The movie, based on the Tony-winning 1981 Broadway musical, is due in theaters in December.

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    Default Re: Beyonce Knowles: I lost twenty pounds for Dreamgirl role.

    I caught a glimpse of her on TV arriving at the Cannes premiere - I did not recognize her at first! Although she was lovely, she seems to look like just another aspiring starlet. Her bodaciousness was notably absent, and she looked tired.

    I hope she goes back to her "normal weight." She, Halle & JLo send a better body image messages when they "shake that booty" - guys hands down love the curves and the meat on them.
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    SHE'S famous for her fabulous figure - but after shedding two stone for a film role, Beyonce Knowles is desperate to get her Bootylicious curves back.

    The 24-year-old singer admits to starving herself for months to drop from her normal size 12 to a scrawny size 8 for her latest movie Dreamgirls.

    She gave up her favourite foods and even had periods of fasting to play Deena Jones in the film about a 60s soul band, which is loosely based on the story of Diana Ross And The Supremes.

    But now Beyonce is keen to get back the body that caught the eye of her fiance, hip-hop giant Jay-Z, and earned her the nickname "Bouncy".

    "It was so difficult, I was starving for six months but I made it through," she revealed at Cannes, where she and co-star Jamie Foxx attended the Dreamgirls premiere. "I fasted. I literally fasted. I drank a drink that gave me all the vitamins I needed and I didn't eat for 14 days and then I just drank protein shakes. It was hard, I felt weak, but I did it.

    "Losing the weight for the film was my idea. I wanted to go all the way. I was inspired by what Tom Hanks did for Castaway. I said I'm gonna go on a fast, I'm not going to eat and I am going to drop this weight. And that's what I did.

    "It worked because on screen you can really see my character transform from this baby-fat faced girl to a thin, sophisticated chic woman.

    "It wasn't healthy, though. I don't look like me at all in the film, which was the point. But immediately the next day I ate fried chicken, fried fish, French fries - anything fried - and the weight started to come on really fast and easy."

    Now that her gruelling starvation diet is over, the former Destiny's Child star - whose second solo album, B-Day, is out this autumn - has been enjoying living it up in Cannes.

    We hear: "Beyonce's been staying on a private yacht moored just outside the port. She turned up to the film's premiere with a huge entourage - one of her flunkeys was given the sole task of following her down the red carpet with a fan to keep her cool. She loved every minute of it."
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    Default Re: Beyonce Knowles: I lost twenty pounds for Dreamgirl role.

    "The director (Bill Condon) actually kept telling me to 'eat, eat, eat' for continuity, but I really wanted to go all the way. I was inspired by Tom Hanks. He did it all the way (in Castaway), so I said, I can do it all the way!"
    i think this bag of peanuts im eating is smarter than beyonce

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    Bring back bodacious Beyonce!!

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    Default Re: Beyonce Knowles: I lost twenty pounds for Dreamgirl role.

    I fasted. I literally fasted. I drank a drink that gave me all the vitamins I needed and I didn't eat for 14 days and then I just drank protein shakes. It was hard, I felt weak, but I did it.
    I don't think she should be highlighting exactly how she lost the weight. If she lost it for the role fine, if she found it hard - fine, it was her choice; but to tell the public exactly how she did it will have a lot of younger fans following her example.

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    Default Re: Beyonce Knowles: I lost twenty pounds for Dreamgirl role.

    Wow, I didn't know she was "starving" herself to lose the weight. Definitely not healthy, but she wanted the role to be authentic I guess. Oh well, now it's over and she can go back to her naturally curvy self.
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