Matthew McConaughey Dishes on His Weight Loss For HIV Victim Role in Movie

Saturday, July 21, 2012

MATTHEW McConaughey has to undergo a shocking weight loss for his next film role in The Dallas Buyers Club.

In the flick, the actor takes on the role of a man who contracts the HIV virus. Matthew says he needs to shed around 30 pounds.

Matt says he is shedding the pounds sensibly to stay healthy by drinking lots of tea. He admits to already having lost 15 pounds and needs to shed the extra 15 more by the time the film begins production in mid-September.

“I’m losing some weight,” he said.

“I’ve got a role coming up in the middle of September. I’ve lost about 15 pounds, I’ve gotta lose about 15 more.

“It’s a bit of a spiritual cleanse, mental cleanse. (I’m) drinking a lot of tea. 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.”

“I should not look healthy by the time I’m doing this.”