By: Prince Eyo
Daniel Radcliffe plays Yossi Ghinsburg, an Israeli who was missing for three weeks in the Amazon jungle, in his new film
Radcliffe’s character Yossi Ghinsberg and his pals strip off to wash themselves while they are trekking in the Bolivian jungle (Image: Babber Films/TNI PRESS)
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe shows how he shed two stone – and off all of his clothes – for his new role.
The actor and co-stars Alex Russell and Joel Jackson are caught bathing in a river in survival film Jungle.
In the film Radcliffe, 28, plays Amazon explorer Yossi Ghinsburg, who gets lost in the Amazon jungle for three weeks.
The Harry Potter star plays Yossi Ghinsburg, an Israeli who was missing for three weeks, eating just one egg a day, and lost 35lbs as hunger, infection and disease took a toll, in the new film.
And it was reported Daniel had done the same.
The actor revealed the secret to his weightloss(Image: Babber Films/TNI PRESS)
Radcliffe shot to fame as Harry Potter
However, he’s now set the record straight, and revealed exactly how he lost all his weight and managed to look starved for the film.
Speaking to Lorraine Kelly, Daniel said: “I ate just one chicken breast and a protein bar for two weeks before the shoot in order to look thin.”
He said it was a very unhealthy way to lose weight, and he wouldn’t recommend it.
In the film Daniel is really put through his paces. Yossi’s feet were reduced to bloodied slabs of meat as he trudged on and on through the jungle and parasites burrowed into his skin. At one point he shook stinging fire ants onto his face to distract himself from the pain in his feet.
Yossi, who also almost drowned in a monsoon, faced attacks from wild boar, the threat of poisonous snakes and even made a flamethrower from mosquito spray and a lighter to repel a stalking jaguar.