John Goodman has been earning headlines for his impressive 100-pound weight loss. That said, he might not dedicate himself in the long run to being slim. According to the 63-year-old actor, he doesn’t think his thin frame will remain.
Goodman went on the Today Show to promote his new film, 10 Cloverfield Lane, and while he was on the show, Savannah Guthrie pointed out the dramatic 100-pound weight loss. The actor played it off, by saying that he wasn’t sure he would keep his trim frame. He joked, “Just wait another six months and I’ll be back to normal. That’s the way it usually goes.”
The Roseanne actor didn’t even seem to be too sure about how much he lost, exactly. While outlets have been reporting that Goodman has lost 100 pounds, the actor said, “I have no idea how much I lost; I didn’t weigh myself. Clothes fit nice and I can go to nice clothing stores and buy too much stuff. I still walk around in black T-shirts and jeans.”
— E! Online (@eonline) March 9, 2016
As the Inquisitr reported, this dramatic weight loss has been public for at least four months. Back in October, the actor opened up about the lifestyle change, which he seemed to be happy about at the time, and less self-deprecating. At the time, he told People about his healthy lifestyle, “It takes a lot of creative energy to sit on your ass and figure out what you’re going to eat next… I wanted to live life better.”
Goodman eliminated sugar from his diet, hired trainer Mackie Shilstone, who has trained tennis star Serena Williams, and went to the gym 6 days out of the week. Of the process, he said, “I’m breaking a sweat but I’m not going nuts.” Three years before his health journey, he quit drinking. He recently told Howard Stern on his SiriusXM show that drinking was an issue when he started to drink at work.
“I was drunk a couple of times during [The Big] Lebowski … That’s something I swore I’d never do in my life is drink at work. And then that – on Roseanne I started doing that.”
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Whether it was written into a script, or if it was just Goodman’s presence, his weight has been at the center of many of his roles. In his most recognized role on Roseanne, where he played Roseanne Barr’s husband, Dan, the beloved character died of a heart attack, which viewers only find out at the end of the series.
Surprising, his weight might have affected his last hosting gig on Saturday Night Live. Although the actor has hosted the show thirteen times, he told Stern that his last time hosting wasn’t great because he lost energy.
“I felt every week of [my] 62 years. I just — I ran out of gas. I was in every sketch, I had to do all the pre-tapes, and I couldn’t develop — I didn’t bring much to the party, I’ll say that much. I just — it’s the first time I felt I let ’em down … I ran out of gas between the dress rehearsal and the actual show.”
All of that considered, his trainer seems to have more faith that Goodman will never go back to the way he was, health wise. Shilstone told People magazine, “He remembers what it feels like to be extremely heavy and it’s something he doesn’t want again.”
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