Credit: Anthony Goodrich/Juan Sharma/Bruja, PacificCoastNews.com Photo: Jude Law 30 Pounds Lighter, in January 2013

We’ve always had a thing for Jude Law, whose bad boy wink and scheming smile translates well between the big screen and real life. For his newest role, as the titular character in Dom Hemingway, the British actor had to gain 30 pounds! And while we still think he has a pretty excellent rear view, it’s definitely the part of acting we’d find tough if we were as pretty as Mr. J. Law.

In the film, Jude plays a foul-mouthed safe-cracker who exits prison after 12 years in the slammer for concealing evidence on his boss. But to play the part of a recently sprung criminal, who hits the London streets to collect on what he’s owed, Jude had to eat a decidedly abnormal diet.

At the Toronto Film Festival, the Closer actor told The Telegraph that in order to bulk up, he designed an enviable diet: “A lot of everything,” with “two key ingredients — ice cream, two or three tubs a day,” and 12 cans of fizzy drinks. (Sounds like some of our weekends.)

The result of the “diet”? Well, we’d still plaster posters of him above our beds, despite his noticeably wider lenses (check out the photo and watch the trailer for the NSFW version). But he says that it was a lot of work. “I was worried after a while that it wasn’t getting where I wanted it to get — I inspected myself every night,” he revealed. (Next time, just give us a call, Jude...)

Credit: Still Photo: Jude Law Shows Off Naked Bum in Dom Hemingway

But when shooting ended, Jude said he wanted to get rid of his “terrible” character in the most dramatic way possible. "I had to get him out of my system so I shaved everything off, and got rid of all the other stuff I used for it, all the fizzy drinks and the cigarettes and we put them in a box and buried it with a little cross. So anyone who really loves the film can go and look for the cross that says Dom Hemingway on it. It's in a field somewhere,” he told the British tab.

If this trailer (and the, um, scenery) is any indication of how good it’ll be when it hits theaters in spring 2014, we’re pretty sure we’ll be booking a trip for the souvenir.

Check out the NSFW trailer here for the, ahem, full monty:

Source: The Telegraph

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