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Paul Walter Hauser lost 40 pounds to play notorious Larry Hall

Paul Walter Hauser transformed himself in mind, body and soul for the role of suspected serial killer Larry Room.

the Richard Jewell the star dropped 40 pounds to play the notorious Hall, who is suspected of being responsible for the murders of up to 45 women in the 80s and 90s, for the upcoming Apple TV+ series Black bird.

As he lost weight, Hauser credits the show’s hair and makeup teams for perfecting Hall’s hair and his infamous sheep’s feet, which Hall called “burnsides.”

After seeing his total makeover, it’s surprising to learn that Hauser was initially hesitant to take on the role. He says the intense subject matter of the project got him thinking.

“To be honest, I don’t know if I would have even signed on if it was some gross serial killer story,” Hauser said. Weekly entertainment. “The older I get, the less interested I am in watching true crime because the world is in such a place.”

The series, based on the book With the Devil: A Fallen Hero, a Serial Killer, and a Dangerous Case for Redemption by James Keen and Hillel Levin, follows Jimmy Keene (Bohemian Rhapsodyit is Taron Egerton) as he begins a 10-year prison sentence. However, if he can get a confession from Hall, he will be released.


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