Denzel Washington was delighted when movie bosses ordered him to fatten up for his latest movie role - because he thoroughly enjoyed stuffing his face with junk food.
The actor appears in The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, alongside John Travolta, playing an overweight character - and the slim star had to gain a staggering 40 pounds (18 kilograms).
He says, "Getting there was such fun. Milkshakes, hamburgers... middle of the night a little Haagen Daz (ice cream). Anything I wanted just eat, eat, eat."
The Malcolm X star returned to his toned physique after shooting the film, but admits his wife quite enjoyed his fuller figure.
He says, "She was OK with it, I think every wife wants their husband to be plump and fatten them up. She doesn't eat, she cooks all this food for me, but she doesn't it eat."