Talk about doing your homework!
We've all heard about extremes that actors go to in order to portray a certain character. Christian Bale lost a SCARY amount of weight to play an insomniac in The Machinist, and stars like Jake Gyllenhaal are constantly getting ripped for various roles that require them to bulk up — but Ben Foster took it a step further this time!
While speaking a bit about the movie and discussing the research he did in order to play Armstrong, Foster admitted that he took performance-enhancing drugs to better understand the whole experience. He explained: