When actors take on roles that require them to actually transform physically, they often earn praise for their dedication to the craft of acting. An example of this is when stars lose or gain tens of pounds to look a certain way, when a character they're portraying requires a certain physical appearance. Case in point is Cho Hye Jung, whose weight gain to play Jung Nan Hee in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo has been the talk of the town. Check out the crazy before-and-after photos of the beautiful actress whose commitment to getting into character is earning praise!

In Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, the usually slender Cho Hye Jung plays a bubbly heavyweight weightlifter, which required the young actress to gain quite a lot of kilograms to look the part. As noted in the photos below, she doesn't even look like the same person! Her efforts have not gone unnoticed, however, as fans have been commending her online for giving up her slim figure to transform into character. The 24-year old actress will surely reap the benefits of her hard work in the coming years, as producers and directors have surely taken notice of her dedication to her responsibilities as a performer.

As you can see below, eating too much will definitely change your appearance. Not cool if you're looking to keep the weight down and staying fit, but when you're already beautiful and expected to play a heavyset weightlifter for a television drama, you can eat anything your heart desires. As if that wasn't enough, once you gain a few, people will start talking about how great of an artist you are.

Must be awesome. Let's eat!

What she really looks like . . . 

Time to get into character!

This is all for my craft.

Getting into character for this specific role must have been really tough . . .

isn't her transformation incredible? Tell us what you think in the comments section below! 

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Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

Starring Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk

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