Shailene Woodley Followed Extreme Diet While Filming ‘Adrift’

Shailene Woodley and her ‘Adrift’ co-star, Sam Claflin, both followed crazy diets in order to accurately portray the story of a starving couple on screen.

By Admin on June 28, 2018
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Shailene Woodley and her Adrift co-star, Sam Claflin, both followed crazy diets during filming.

The movie tells the true story of Tami Oldham Ashcraft, who was lost at sea for 41 days. Because Ashcraft survived with only minimal food (sardines and spam), Woodley set out to do the same. During the final weeks of filming, the actress only ate 350 calories a day!

Woodley also skipped dinner every night and told The Times: “I can’t sleep when I’m hungry, so I would have a glass of wine to basically [pass out]. For the last two weeks I had a can of salmon, some steamed broccoli and two egg yolks every day.”

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In addition with her diet, the actress also learned how to sail for the movie. She said that she didn’t enjoy it because it was “so technical” and “mathematical.”

Woodley and Claflin definitely bonded while weathering extreme conditions together:

“We were working extremely long hours out on the open sea. Sam and I were losing quite a bit of weight as we weren’t eating much. So not having the fuel to run you physically, along with the emotional complexities that were incredibly taxing at times, mixed with the physicality, it could have been a grueling experience. I don’t know that I could do it without Sam. We both really were there for one another in our moments of extreme exhaustion and hunger.”

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