Natascha Kampusch was kidnapped at the age of 10 and held in captivity for eight years. The new movie, 3096 is about the life that she led while held captive by Wolfgang Priklopi. Northern Irish actress, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, was recently spotted at the London Film Festival looking like dangerous thin but has revealed that it is all for the role in the movie.
The 30-year-old actress is well-known for her role in Lead Balloon and has never been overweight. However, recently she looks much thinner – almost as if she is anorexic. The star revealed to The Independent that it is method acting. She has created a similar situation to understand how the young Kampusch must have felt during her ordeal.
The film 3096 has gained the title from the number of days that Ms Kampusch was held in captivity. It goes through her life while being held captive in a basement, never seeing daylight and only knowing her captor, until escaping on August 23, 2006. The case sparked media interest instantly, especially since Priklopi committed suicide that day.
This is the first big break that Cambell-Hughes has gained after the TV show Lead Balloon and she has pulled out all the stops to show how committed she is. She was spotted at the premiere of Frankieweenie by Tim Burton, wearing a sheer light blue dress that left nothing to the imagination. Her spine and skeletal figure could easily be seen, sparking interest and questions immediately. She has also bleached her hair blonde for the role.
While Campbell-Hughes has slimmed down for her role as Natascha Kampusch, she is not the only actor to ever do this. Matthew McConaughey has also recently showed his extremely weight loss for his movie The Dallas Buyer’s Club which is about an AIDs sufferer. Renee Zellweger did the opposite to gain weight for her role in the Bridget Jones’ Diary movies on two occasions.