Darlene Cates is known for her role as Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio’s obese mother Bonnie in the 1993 movie “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”, but now she is gearing up for a movie comeback. After losing a whopping 250 pounds, the actress is looking to get back into the entertainment industry.
According to the latest gossip, Darlene, at 64 years old, is feeling quite optimistic that she could act again after her health problems. She revealed, “I can do moms real well. I don’t have to delve very deep to find Mom in there.”
She has already lost half of her entire body weight and is on the right track to hopefully losing 100 more pounds, according to her. She is down from 575 pounds to 331 pounds and wants to get back into the game. She cited a note that she received from Leonardo, who won an Oscar for the movie they appeared in together. She said that the note read, “I’m not really the best in expressing my words in writing but you are the most special person I have ever met. I’ll always remember you as the best acting mamma I ever had. You triumphed in your role.”
She commented on the movie, saying, “I can always tell when [Gilbert Grape has] been on TV. There’ll be a rush of friend requests.”
We wish her the best of luck in her journey in weight loss as well as her mission to get back into acting.