BFI London Film Festival 2012: Antonia Campbell-Hughes displays her VERY gaunt frame in a sheer dress


Taking method acting too far: Kampusch actress Antonia Campbell-Hughes models VERY gaunt frame in sheer dress at London Film Festival

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00:27 GMT, 11 October 2012

Her latest role sees her play Austrian Natascha Kampusch who was held in captivity for eight years, and Antonia Campbell-Hughes has certainly taken the job seriously.

The 30-year-old actress arrived at the film premiere of Frankenweenie on Wednesday night showing off a very gaunt and fragile figure.

Despite her drastic weight loss being down to method acting, Antonia opted against keeping her bony body covered up and instead appeared to be embracing it.

Taking things too far: Antonia Campbell-Hughes displays her gaunt figure at the London premiere of Frankenweenie

Taking things too far: Antonia Campbell-Hughes displays her gaunt figure at the London premiere of Frankenweenie

Taking things too far: Antonia Campbell-Hughes displays her gaunt figure at the London premiere of Frankenweenie

Showing off: The 30-year-old's skinny figure is due to her method acting for her latest role as Natascha Kampusch

Showing off: The 30-year-old's skinny figure is due to her method acting for her latest role as Natascha Kampusch

She arrived at the Odeon cinema in Leicester Square wearing a light blue sheer dress that exposed the majority of her skinny frame.

The floral pattern just about covered
her modesty, but the see-through material displayed her protruding
spine and pencil-thin arms.

Antonia opted to keep her blonde hair
up and teamed the dress with nude heels, that looked extremely chunky
compared to her skinny legs.

Not a good look: The blonde's sheer dress highlighted her bony frame while her shoes looked chunky against her pencil-thin legs

Not a good look: The blonde's sheer dress highlighted her bony frame while her shoes looked chunky against her pencil-thin legs

Not a good look: The blonde's sheer dress highlighted her bony frame while her shoes looked chunky against her pencil-thin legs

The Northern Irish actress is currently filming 3096, which centres around the kidnapping of Natascha and the eight years she spent away from the real world.

Antonia has clearly been doing some extreme dieting to prepare for the role in which she stars alongside Thure Lindhardt who plays kidnapper Wolfgang Priklopil.

The film has been entitled 3,096 after the number of days the young Austrian was held by Wolfgang.

The movie began shooting in Munich in May this year and will cover the time Natascha was held hostage from 1998 until her escape in 2006.

Tough role: The Northern Irish actress will portray a teenage Austrian Natascha Kampusch who was kidnapped by Wolfgang Priklopil and held captive for eight years

Tough role: The Northern Irish actress will portray a teenage Austrian Natascha Kampusch who was kidnapped by Wolfgang Priklopil and held captive for eight years

Tough role: The Northern Irish actress will portray a teenage Austrian Natascha Kampusch who was kidnapped by Wolfgang Priklopil and held captive for eight years

Better look: Campbell-Hughes, pictured here in 2009, is naturally slim but is normally a healthy weight

Better look: Campbell-Hughes, pictured here in 2009, is naturally slim but is normally a healthier weight

Being cast in the controversial biopic is Ms Campbell’s big break after picking up roles in the Jack Dee sitcom Lead Balloon and the Dublin-based movie Albert Nobbs

Amelia Pidgeon, ten, from London, has been selected to play the young Kampusch in the years leading up to her abduction.

Antonia joins a whole host of stars who have endured extreme dieting as part of method acting, with Matthew McConaughey currently doing the same thing.

The 42-year-old actor has lost a staggering 30lbs to play real-life AIDS victim Ron Woodroof in upcoming movie The Dallas Buyer's Club, and looked extremely gaunt on a recent family day out in Austin, Texas.

Another method actor: Matthew McConaughey has also lost a lot of weight for a film role

Another method actor: Matthew McConaughey has also lost a lot of weight for a film role