After more than half a year of working out to lose weight for her new movie, Jia Ling recently succeeded in doing so, as shown in a promotional clip of her new movie, “Hot & Spicy” (translated title).
The Chinese comedienne, who had always been heavy following her stint in comedy, was revealed to have lost 50kg while preparing for the movie, in which she plays a woman who falls in love in the sports of boxing.
According to sources, in order to play the role, Jia Ling adopted a high-intensity fitness method that not only built her stamina but also gave her abdominal muscles.
It is noted that Jia Ling was not always plus-sized. The actress once had a slim figure, but gradually gained weight as she joined the comedy scene.
In “Hot & Spicy”, Jia Ling plays the role of Le Ying, a homebody who finally decides to leave her family home and live independently after a conflict with her sister, and finding new passion in boxing.
The film also co-stars Li Xueqin, Lei Jiayin, and Yang Zi among others.