2008-07-25 14:13:57 GMT 2008-07-25 22:13:57 (Beijing Time) SINA.com
Meg spent three hours a day in make-up to transform herself for new film My Mom's Hot Boyfriend (left) and Meg as she normally is, at the Giffoni film festival in Italy yesterday
Meg seen in her more usual guise in New York earlier this week
London - Hollywood sweetheart Meg Ryan has taken drastic measures to shed her saccharine image.
The actress, 46, has gained TEN STONE in a new movie comedy called 'My Mom's Hot Boyfriend.'
But unlike some of Hollywood's yo-yo dieting actresses, the weight gain is only temporary as the actress' 18 stone transformation came courtesy of a very convincing fat suit.
Meg's metamorphosis from girl next door to the porky neighbour took three hours in the make-up trailer each day to create.
She said: 'I didn't mind the make-up. I like a character who is all about transformation."
In the film, Meg eventually sheds the excess pounds and dates Hollywood heart-throb Antonio Banderas.
She added: 'She was enormous, and now she's foxy.'
Ironically, Colin Hanks - son of her 'Sleepless in Seattle' and 'You've Got Mail' co-star Tom Hanks - plays her on-screen son.
He's an FBI agent who returns home after a three-year assignment to discover his chunky mother is now super-hot.
But his life turns into a nightmare when he's forced to spy on her every move because her dashing new boyfriend - alias Banderas - may be an international art thief.