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Toni Braxton revealed that she gained 7.7 kg for her movie role

Toni Braxton

Los Angeles, Jan 29 (UITV/IANS): Singer-turned-actress Toni Braxton has revealed she gained 7.7 kg for her role in "Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story".

Braxton, 50 plays Antoinette Tuff, who persuaded a would-be gunman to not open fire on children in a suburban Atlanta elementary school, in the TV movie.

She says she had to transform her appearance in order to appear in the role, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Recalling her own family's reaction to the production, Braxton said: "They were shocked. It was a heavy role. I gained 17 lbs (7.7 kg) for it, I gained five back over the holiday... what do you call it when I... I spray-tanned?

"I spray-tanned my body to make my skin a little darker - that's the aesthetics I did for the role."