Bale ate apples to lose weight

Updated: Feb 27, 2011, 16:58 PM IST

London: Action hero Christian Bale lost two-and-a-half stone for his role in ‘The Fighter’ – by eating only apples.

The 37-year-old actor went on the fruit-only diet to prepare for the film, reports the Daily Star.

Dicky Eklund, who Bale plays, said: “He said he wanted to look haunted and manic and I think he achieved that by eating just sliced apples.

“His dedication to his art reminded me of what it took to be a fighter. All or nothing. No quit. I love the guy."