Josh Kelly is feeling quite a bit lighter these days.

The actor dropped a significant amount of weight for the third season of the critically acclaimed Lifetime series UnReal in order to showcase the internal battle his character is facing on the show.

In case you missed it, Kelly plays Everlasting cameraman Jeremy Caner who is now grappling with the fact that he helped orchestrate a car crash, which seemingly killed a producer and an undercover journalist during the season two finale of the show.

Josh Kelly, Weight Loss

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"I lost 70 pounds after the second season," Kelly told a small group of reporters at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour yesterday, per The Hollywood Reporter.

He continued, "[Jeremy is] dealing subconsciously but he's not yet dealing with, consciously, the fact that he may or may not have killed people. You know when someone's clean sober but clearly something's up in their head? They're like, 'No, but look, I'm totally fine. Look, I'm skinny, everything's good.'"



This is just the latest turn of events for Kelly's character who has also been dealing with a breakup from his ex-girlfriend Rachel (played by Shiri Appleby) that turned sour after things got physical.

"My first season went one way. Second season went a completely different direction," Kelly explained. "For the third season, I really got to change it up, and it was a lot of fun."

Check out more celebrities who gained or lost weight for their roles by scrolling below:

Chris Messina

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The Mindy Project alum had to gain 40 lbs. for his role in Live by Night.

Anne Hathaway, Oscar Transformations

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This dramatic weight loss was one of many reasons the Les Misérables star took home an Oscar.

Chris Pratt, Parks and Rec, Guardians, Weight Loss or Weight Gain for Roles

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The Parks & Recreation star transformed into a fit superhero for Guardians of the Galaxy and never looked back.

J.K. Simmons, Weight Loss or Weight Gain for Roles

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The Spider-Man alum shocked fans when he debuted his bulging biceps, which are probably meant for his role in Justice League.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler, Weight Loss or Weight Gain for Roles

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"I'd say my mother was worried," he admitted to E! News after losing 30 pounds for Nightcrawler. "I would say she just wanted me to be careful. But she also knew and knows how seriously I take what I do and she respects that."

Michael B. Jordan, Creed, Weight Loss or Weight Gain for Roles

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The Friday Night Lights alum gained nearly 30 pounds of muscle to transform into a rookie-turned-professional boxer in Creed.

Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club, Weight Loss or Weight Gain for Roles

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The 30 Seconds to Mars musician nabbed an Oscar for his riveting role in Dallas Buyers Club, but it cost him 40 pounds. 

Chris Hemsworth, Heart of the Sea, Weight Loss or Weight Gain for Roles, Instagram

The Thor star went from muscle maniac to scary skinny for his role in The Heart of the Sea. After filming wrapped, Hemsworth returned to his muscular self.

Miles Teller, Insurgent, Weight Loss or Weight Gain for Roles

Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Giorgio Armani; Lionsgate

The Spectacular Now star bulked up for his roles in Whiplash and The Divergent Series: Insurgent.

Renee Zellweger, Bridget Jones, Weight Loss or Weight Gain for Roles

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The Bridget Jones's Diary actress had to gain 30 pounds, not once, but twice for the lovable franchise's first and second films.

Chad Michael Murray, Weight Loss

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The actor shed 25 pounds for his role as a heroin addict in Other People's Children.

Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike

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An actor hasn't startled us this much since Christian Bale whittled away to skin and bones in The Machinist. The Magic Mike hunk dropped 30 pounds to star in The Dallas Buyer's Club, the real-life story about a man dying from AIDS in the 1980s who treated himself with alternative remedies he smuggled into the United States from Mexico.

Matthew Fox, Lost, Alex Cross

Summit Entertainment; ABC

The actor lost 40 pounds to become shockingly ripped to play a killer opposite Tyler Perry in Alex Cross. He trained for five months with the same man who helps Daniel Craig get into James Bond shape.

Aaron Carter

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The singer posted a picture of his newly beefed up bod on Twitter, writing, "I've been at Johnny Wright's compound working on my mind, music, and body for a new album release!"

Taylor Lautner

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The teen heartthrob went from cute kid to beefy babe as werewolf Jacob Black in the Twilight sequel. "The day I finished Twilight, I came home and started bulking up," Lautner told Interview magazine. "For New Moon, I'm 30 pounds heavier than I was in Twilight."

Jason Segel, Weight Loss

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The actor lost a significant amount of weight for his role opposite Cameron Diaz in Sex Tape. "This time when I take my shirt off, I've made a promise to myself, it doesn't have to be funny," he told Us Weekly.

Rooney Mara

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The up-and-comer has been spotted around town looking leaner for her starring role in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. According to a source, the actress is also cutting her hair supershort and doing Pilates workouts to achieve her character's "anorexic" look.

Christian Bale

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The actor is no stranger to morphing for movie roles. In 2004, he lost more than 60 pounds for his skeletal role in The Machinist, and he did it again for the upcoming The Fighter opposite a very bulked-up Mark Wahlberg.

Jake Gyllenhaal; Disney

The actor looked more like a god than a prince for his role in 2010's Prince of Persia. Gyllenhaal said he studied Parkour, the French art of street running, to bulk up for the film.

Tom Hanks


"All it is is time and discipline," the Oscar winner told Time magazine of his role in 2000's Cast Away, for which he lost over 50 pounds to play a man stranded on an uninhabited island.

50 Cent


The usually ripped rapper shocked everyone with this pic of him looking dangerously skinny. He reportedly went from 214 to 160 pounds in just nine weeks to play a football player diagnosed with cancer in Things Fall Apart.

Carrot Top

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No joke, but that's Carrot Top! Forget carrots, his biceps look like friggin' watermelons.

Robert DeNiro

Ron Galella/WireImage; Amblin Entertainment

Shaping up for movie roles is nothing new. The legendary actor earned an Oscar nom for his role as terrifying tattooed rapist Max Cady in the 1991 thriller Cape Fear.

Christian Bale, Dick Cheney

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In order to portray former Vice President Dick Cheney, the star sported a fuller figure ahead of his performance in the biopic Backseat. 

The third season of Lifetime's UnReal will return in 2018.

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