The movie role that Janet Jackson reportedly gained all of that weight for ended up going to Mariah Carey. Janet gained half of her body weight for the role, however due to scheduling issues, the role ended up going to Mariah Carey. Maybe Mariah will use the film role as her reason for putting on the weight she did earlier this year.
The singer confesses she was preparing for the unflattering role when she was snapped looking overweight and sluggish in tabloid photos at the end of 2005, but she was sworn to secrecy about the film. Jackson, who recently turned 40, has since shed the extra weight thanks to a hardcore fitness regime.
She says, “I put on the pounds for a film I was to do with Lee Daniels, the producer of Monster’s Ball, which a lot of people didn’t know. They (producers) wanted a full-figured woman. She’s from the South, a waitress … They wanted to see me in a different light, as a heavier woman. I was excited about it. (I ate) whatever I desired: ‘Ooh, that looks good, give me that piece of cake!’ That was the fun part. They had to push the film back. The timing didn’t quite work with trying to finish my album, and unfortunately I wasn’t able to do the film.”
Carey has since taken over the role.
More photos of a skinny Janet Jackson, after the jump.
Janet Jackson Gained Weight For Movie Role [Starpulse]