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Shailene Woodley survived on 350 calories a day and wine while filming Adrift

Shailene Woodley is the best thing about the flick (Picture: STX Entertainment)

Shailene Woodley suffered for her art.

The 26-year-old actress has joined the club of actors going to extreme lengths for her latest role, and she has revealed how she survived on just 350 calories a day to get into character for her new flick Adrift, and it left her so hungry she would drink wine so that she could fall asleep on an empty stomach.

Somehow the actress made it through on just a can of salmon, some steamed broccoli and two egg yolks.

She told The Times: I cant sleep when Im hungry, so I would have a glass of wine to basically pass the f*** out.

For the last two weeks I had a can of salmon, some steamed broccoli and two egg yolks every day.

Adrift (I) (2018) Photo Gallery. Production Companies Huayi Brothers Lakeshore Entertainment RVK Studios STX Entertainment

With 41 days at sea, its not surprising that sometimes the film drags on a little (Picture: STX Entertainment)

The movie is a retelling of Tami Oldhams true story, which saw her and her fiance Richard Sharp – played by Sam Claflin in the film – caught in a devastating storm while sailing about across open water which left the vessel devastated and Richard swept overboard.

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In the movie, however, it seems Richard survives but is left badly injured. In the film, Tami works hard to keep them alive while trying to sail 700 miles in the stricken boat to Hawaii, surviving only on sardines and spam.

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Adrift (I) (2018) Photo Gallery. Production Companies Huayi Brothers Lakeshore Entertainment RVK Studios STX Entertainment

(Picture: STX Entertainment)

As well as changing her diet, Shailene also had to learn how to sail.

Speaking in a previous interview with The New Paper, she said that she and Sam had helped each other through the ordeal of filming.

We were working extremely long hours out on the open sea. Sam and I were losing quite a bit of weight as we werent eating much, she said.

So not having the fuel to run you physically, along with the emotional complexities that were incredibly taxing at times, mixed with the physicality, it could have been a gruelling experience.

She added: I dont know that I could do it without Sam. We both really were there for one another in our moments of extreme exhaustion and hunger.

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