Sebastian Stan underwent some drastic changes for the series Pam & Tommy to transform into Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee.
Aside from dyeing his hair, being covered in tattoos and wearing fake nipple piercings, the Captain America star also had to lose weight. Speaking to EW, he said: “It was always difficult because I just wasn’t the same frame as him.
“I had to lose so much weight, and the drums were a real pressure for me; I’d never played any instrument before and I had to learn.
“The whole thing felt like this just ginormous mountain to climb and there was always a little bit of an unsettling feeling about it. But I thrive well in discomfort, especially at work. It pushes you and as long as you can manage and handle it well, you can grow from it.”
Speaking of the pressure to change his frame, he said: “I was trying to lose weight and I still felt I didn’t lose enough weight. “And people were telling me I was crazy and going, ‘You have body dysmorphia now’ — which I always did anyway.” He continued: “Anybody that even has a healthy physique to some extent has body dysmorphia.
“Once you’re going into a peak, the best look possible, which by the way, I don’t care what they say, unless there’s like, magic formula out there — which there are but some of us are not in that pocket — your body can only be at peak 100 per cent for like maybe a week or something.
“At least, how I’ve experienced it; and I mean diet and exercise and tanning and water and lighting and everything. And then you spend the rest of the time going, ‘I’m not what I used to be.’ But it’s just all in the head.”
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