‘Legacies’ Danielle Rose Russell’s Weight Loss – Did She Perform Bariatric Surgery?

'Legacies' Danielle Rose Russell's Weight Loss - Did She Perform Bariatric Surgery?

All the facts behind Legacies’ Hope Mikaelson star Danielle Rose Russell’s weight loss journey. Some are speculating bariatric or gastric bypass surgery. Check out her before and after pictures, along with details of her diet plan and fitness routine.

Born on 31st October 1999, Danielle Rose Russell is an American actress. She is well-renowned for playing supporting roles in movies like A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), Aloha (2015), Pandemic (2016), and Wonder (2017).

In 2018, Russell was cast as the teenage Hope Mikaelson in the fifth and final season of The CW supernatural fantasy series The Originals. She then retained her role as the lead in the spinoff show, Legacies, which debuted on 25th October 2018.

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Did the ‘Legacies’ Star Danielle Rose Russell Undergo Weight Loss Surgery?

Danielle Rose Russell before and after suspected weight loss surgery.

Danielle Rose Russell before and after weight loss.
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Danielle Rose Russell is the subject of weight loss surgery among fans on social media lately. Did she shed some pounds? How did she pull it off?

As soon as the latest episode of Legacies season 3 hit our screens, fans noticed a much slimmer physique of Hope Mikaelson actress Danielle Rose Russell, and they started scouring the internet for further information.

As far as the show is concerned, the latest episode, To Whom It May Concern, pushed the story much slower this week, along with some of the most predictable elements of the season. Saving the Salvatore School seems to be the plot of preference for the upcoming run of episodes.

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The fresh generation of students must be streaming Legacies on the internet so they could see beyond the little display Lizzie (Jenny Boyd), Alaric (Matthew Davis), and Hope packaged to prevent them from leaving without signing up.

Among these new characters, Cleo (Omono Okojie) appeared to be the most deserving to sign up for the school. On a program like Legacies, many characters fail to receive enough screen time to make their time on the series worthwhile.

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Cleo’s way of speaking to Hope channeling her emotions was remarkable. A Mikaelson with so much magic is a blueprint for catastrophe, and Hope was practically bursting magic around potential students.

This isn’t a good look, but when you think of what she’s been through, it makes complete sense. Hope making a friend in Cleo was quite surprising.

Klaus and Hayley‘s daughter has failed to establish genuine bonds, likely driven by the sheer amount of people who have departed from her life, but perhaps this is the beginning of something new for Hope.

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She’s trying to move on from Landon (Aria Shahghasemi), and without a time leap of monumental proportions, that was likely to be the case. What was supposed to keep her mind off all the events fuelled her appetite to blow things up, but the faster she gets closure, the better.

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Besides the intriguing plot in the show, many fans gathered curiosity surrounding Hope actress Danielle Rose Russell’s physique. Taking a quick glance at her before and after pictures, it looks quite obvious that she has indeed dropped significant pounds.

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Based on our understanding, there’s no doubt Danielle’s been following a strict diet plan and/or a rigorous workout schedule.

However, the actress is yet to address her change in physique to the media. Therefore, the means for her weight loss remains a mystery or merely guesswork at this point.

Some section of fans are even speculating a potential bariatric or gastric bypass surgery, but we can neither confirm nor deny it at this point.

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Here’s hoping this gorgeous star breaks her silence soon and provides tips and techniques for her fans who are eager to undergo realistic weight loss similar to hers.

A Bit on Danielle Rose Russell’s Early Life and Career

Born in Pequannock Township in Morris County, New Jersey, and raised in West Milford in Passaic County, New Jersey, she is the daughter of Rosemary Rado, an ex-professional dancer and Rockette, and of Ricky Russell, a former musician.

She first practiced modeling in her teens, working in print advertisements and commercials, before attending regional theatre and performing in many plays at the Holy Spirit School in Pequannock. As of 2018, she was completing high school via online coursework.

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Danielle Rose Russell’s debut performance came in the neo-noir action thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), where she played the role of a teenage daughter of a Russian drug dealer.

The following year, she appeared in the romantic comedy film Aloha (2015), where she took the role of a daughter once again, this time the offspring of Bradley Cooper‘s character.

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In 2016, the actress enjoyed a recurring role for six episodes in the brief run of The Last Tycoon. A year later, she played a supporting role in the family drama film Wonder.

In July 2017, she joined the cast of the popular CW fantasy Supernatural drama The Originals in the final season, playing the role of the teenage Hope Mikaelson.

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In May 2018, it was announced she would reprise her role from The Originals in the spin-off series The Legacies.  For her performance in the show, she got nominated for Teen Choice Award in the category of Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress in 2019.

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