Kim Kardashian compared her rapid weight loss to a method of action.
The 41-year-old reality star lost 16 pounds in three weeks to fit into a dress once worn by Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe for her Met Gala appearance in May 2022 and compared it to Christian Bale losing 56 pounds in four months for his role in ‘The Machinist’.
She said: “For me it was like, ‘OK, Christian Bale can do it for a movie role and that’s okay.’ Even Renée Zellweger gained weight for a role. I don’t care. I wasn’t saying, ‘Hey everyone, why aren’t you going to lose that weight in a short time?’
The ‘Kardashians’ star – who has North, eight, Saint, six, Chicago, four and Psalm, three, with rap star Kanye West and is now dating ‘Saturday Night Live’ alum Pete Davison – added that it was just an “important goal” for her to achieve and admitted that if she hadn’t been able to lose weight, she would have missed the event entirely.
She told The New York Times, “It was just important to me to achieve this goal. [If I hadn’t lost the weight]I just couldn’t have gone, which wouldn’t have mattered.”
Speaking at the event itself, Kim – who wore the original dress that Marilyn sang “Happy Birthday” to then-President John F. Kennedy in 1961 for a few minutes on the red carpet before transforming in rebuttal – explained that although she “didn’t have to starve” to cope with the stress, she followed a “strict” diet.
She said, “It was this or nothing. I didn’t starve myself, but I was so strict.”