Sophia Myles deliberately put on weight for ‘Outlander’

February 4th, 2009 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) British film and TV actress Sophia Myles, who is known for her toned figure, put on 14 pounds of weight for her role in Howard McCain’s sci-mythic “Outlander”. The 28-year-old actress plays Viking princess Freya in the action-adventure and added mass to her skinny body to justify her role.

“I had to flaunt a bare midriff, wearing only fur and leather in the movie and hence I took two stiff gin and tonics before I did it. I put on about a stone (14 pounds) intentionally for that film because life models are not skinny and I don’t think men like skinny girls too,” Sophia told IANS over e-mail from Los Angeles, US.

Having released in the US Jan 23 to a mixed response, “Outlander” is releasing Friday in India.

Other actors in the film include John Hurt and Jim Caviezel apart from Sophia.

The movie will simultaneously also release in Hindi with the title “Kurukshetra”.

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