LOS ANGELES, June 30 (UPI) -- Kevin Smith recently showed off his 85-pound weight loss on Twitter.
The 44-year-old actor shared before and after photos of himself next to daughter Harley Quinn Smith, writing, "Left: me & my kid in 2008. Right: 2 weeks ago, 85 pounds later. I shan't wear pants and will never abort the short."
Smith started to lose weight after he was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight for being too large to fit in a single seat in 2010. He posted several angry tweets about the incident at the time, prompting an apology and $100 voucher.
"I started out heavy and then got heavier and, probably because of my job, I got to be heavy my whole life," he told Men's Health in February. "If I had another job, probably, people would've been so cruel I might've tried to lose weight sooner. But in the movie business, your colleagues and your friends and the people who want to hire you, they're not telling you you're fat."
Left: me & my kid in 2008. Right: 2 weeks ago, 85 pounds later. I shan't wear pants and will never abort the shorts. pic.twitter.com/hNY6IVEXXp— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) June 27, 2015Advertisement
Smith and his daughter will co-star in his new movie, Yoga Hosers, with Johnny Depp and the actor's daughter, Lily-Rose Depp. The film will see the teenagers unite against an ancient evil, and also features Haley Joel Osment, Justin Long and Natasha Lyonne.