Charlize Theron’s junk food diet to play Aileen
To prepare for her role as mass murderer Aileen Wuornos, Charlize Theron ate not much more than chips and doughnuts. It was less about food for Theron and more about how Aileen would have eaten – because she spent most of the narrative on the run.
After the release of Monster, Theron rapidly gained 30 pounds and began to look like Wuornos. Theron played Wuornos with no prosthetics; she simply used dark contacts. She took home Best Actress Oscars from both the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globe.