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Many Hollywood actors are forced to undergo changes to their appearance for a role, and "Sex and the City" star Chris Noth is no exception.
The actor famously portrayed "Mr. Big," the love interest of Sarah Jessica Parker's character Carrie Bradshaw in the famous HBO series.
When the series made it to the big screen in 2008, Noth revealed that the film's director Michael Patrick King commented on his weight.
"When we were doing the movie of 'Sex and the City,' Michael Patrick King came up to me and said, 'Listen, dude, we're not calling you Mr. Big because of the size of your stomach, so go lose that before we start shooting,'" Noth recalled while speaking to HuffPost Live.
"I'm like, 'really,'" the actor added while mimicking the act of feverishly eating.
"Sex and the City" ran for six seasons on HBO before it spawned two feature films, "Sex and the City" and 2010's "Sex and the City 2."
Meanwhile, Noth is not the only actor asked to lose weight before appearing in a film. A notable example is Matthew McConaughey who lost almost 40 pounds for the movie "The Dallas Buyers Club" this year.
In the past, the 44-year-old actor has been photographed running, swimming, and biking as part of his stringent work out routine, but his role as an AIDS patient in the new movie required him to drastically revamp his look.
However, not all actors comply with such demands, not to mention the pressure in Hollywood for actresses to be thin. "Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence has admitted that she is considered "obese in Hollywood" and famously refuses to lose weight for her career as an actress.
"I'm never going to starve myself for a part," she said, according to Elle magazine. "I keep waiting for that one role to come along that scared me enough into dieting, and it just can't happen. I'm invincible… I'll be the only actress who doesn't have anorexia rumors."