New pictures of the Magic Mike star show a gaunt and sickly looking McConaughey on the New York City set of The Wolf of Wall Street. Having to lose 30 lbs for his role as a man with HIV in the upcoming film, The Dallas Buyer’s Club, the 42-year-old recently toldLarry King, “I should not look healthy by the time I’m doing that film.”
How did McConaughey lose the weight?
“I just kind of dared myself. I haven’t been this light since I was in the ninth grade. I’m kind of looking at it as a bit of a spiritual cleanse, mental cleanse. I’m drinking a lot of tea,” he said.
He continued, “The hardest part is the first 10 days. It takes a while for your body to understand that it has to feed off of itself and that you’re not going to give it something else from the outside.”
His role in The Dallas Buyer’s Club, which will begin filming in September, is based on the true-life story of Ron Woodruff who peddled black market HIV drugs to everyone in Dallas. The film is being directed by Jean-Marc Vallee and also stars Hilary Swank.
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