Hollywood sweetheart Meg Ryan has taken drastic measures to shed her saccharine image.
The actress, 46, has gained TEN STONE in a new movie comedy called 'My Mom's Hot Boyfriend.'
But unlike some of Hollywood's yo-yo dieting actresses, the weight gain is only temporary as the actress' 18 stone transformation came courtesy of a very convincing fat suit.
From sweetheart to porker: Meg Ryan underwent a spectacular transformation gaining ten stone for a new role - thanks to a fat suit
Meg's metamorphosis from girl next door to the porky neighbour took three hours in the make-up trailer each day to create.
She said: 'I didn't mind the make-up. I like a character who is all about transformation."
In the film, Meg eventually sheds the excess pounds and dates Hollywood heart-throb Antonio Banderas.
She added: 'She was enormous, and now she's foxy.'
Meg spent three hours a day in make-up to transform herself for new film My Mom's Hot Boyfriend (left) and Meg as she normally is, at the Giffoni film festival in Italy yesterday
Ironically, Colin Hanks - son of her 'Sleepless in Seattle' and 'You've Got Mail' co-star Tom Hanks - plays her on-screen son.
He's an FBI agent who returns home after a three-year assignment to discover his chunky mother is now super-hot.
But his life turns into a nightmare when he's forced to spy on her every move because her dashing new boyfriend - alias Banderas - may be an international art thief.Enlarge