Actor Brett Kelly nearly stole the show as the portly child friend of Billy Bob Thorton's Bad Santa in the original film.
For Bad Santa 2, Kelly revisits the iconic role of Thurman Merman, but had to gain a few dozen pounds to look the part again.
50-55 pounds, by the time all was said and done, according to Kelly.
"The fun part was before, putting on all the weight, and doing the movie. The pain came after. It took about four months to put on and then I’d say about twice that to take it all off,” Kelly told Entertainment Weekly.
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