Harris turns to farm life to lose weight for movie role

Rather than cut out food and hit the gym to play a man on the run from a Russian labour camp, the Oscar winner simply bought an axe.

Harris tells the Globe, “I did hard labour. I’ve got a piece of property that’s just really hard earth. I got a pick axe and a couple of tools and started trying to clear it out, a couple of hours a day for six, seven weeks before I went. I lost a lot of weight.”