Darlene Cates - Darlene Cates, 'Gilbert Grape', Star Loses 250lbs, Eyes Comeback10 August 2012
Twenty years down the line, Darlene has a history of illness behind her and her weight, which prevents her from leaving the house, had soared to a staggering 575lbs. Now, though, she has lost 250lbs and I hoping to lose more. When she's lost the weight, she says, she wants to return to acting. "I can do moms real well. I don't have to delve very deep to find Mom in there," she told Dallas Morning News. Before she can start acting, again, though, she needs to make sure that she recovers completely from her health scares. She's had four lots of surgery, which kept her hospitalized for around 11 months, until November 2011.
For now, then, she will have to make do with memories of her former movie glory. "I can always tell when (Gilbert Grape) has been on TV," she says, because her Facebook friend requests suddenly sky-rocket!
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