‘Hairspray Live!’ star Maddie Baillio sheds 150 kilos


Maddie Baillio is feeling actually good as of late.

The actress who starred as Tracy Turnblad in 2016’s “Hairspray Live!” has revealed her 150 pound weight reduction.

“I’m in a lovely, healthy relationship with myself and my body and my family and my partner, [boyfriend Solomon Reynolds],” Baillio lately advised Folks. “I’m in a much more centered, grounded place.”

The previous plus-sized star advised the publication that whereas she had at all times felt snug in her physique, it was whereas filming the “Cinderella” remake starring Camila Cabello that she struggled to maintain up together with her fitter costars.

“There was a scene that didn’t make it in the movie, where me and the other stepsister [Charlotte Spencer] led a group of like 300 girls — fantastic dancers, slender, they had it going on — down this 50-yard pathway to the castle singing ‘Single Ladies’ and dancing,” she stated. “I couldn’t keep up with the choreography. I kept losing my breath. We’d have to start reshooting the scene over and over for me.”

Then Covid-19 hit, she stated, and he or she started strolling throughout her free time and altering her weight loss plan, finally changing into vegan.

Now Baillio is greater than half the scale she was, has extra power and is happy for her future, she stated.

“I’m inspired by the changing mentality,” she stated. “I wanna play my dream roles on Broadway that have nothing to do with my weight. And I definitely see it going that direction.”