Infamously robust Matthew has been sporting a much slimmer figure since being cast in ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ and now that it’s all over, he’s not in any rush to return to his fuller form!
Matthew McConaughey is riding high as the Oscar-nominated star of Dallas Buyers Club, for which he was forced to lose 40 pounds during a four-month period. In fact, he’s in such good spirits, he’s not even trying gain back his pre-movie pounds! “I’m not back to the way I was before,” he admitted to HollywoodLife.com and other reporters Jan. 16 at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. “But I don’t really want to be right now. I’m fine with where I am!”
Additionally, it sounds like the media — guilty as charged! — might be making a bigger deal out of Matthew’s dramatic weight loss than it actually was.
“I was not in a concentration camp, I was not starving,” Matthew explained. “I was eating well, just eating small. I gave myself four months to do it the right way. … I was doing it because that’s what I needed to do to portray Ron Woodroof the best way possible. If I didn’t, you’d call B.S. in the movie in the first scene.”
Matthew McConaughey: Losing More Weight For Another Movie?
And would Matthew take on another Yo-Yo diet for a film? You bet!
“If it’s the right role. I’d be glad to take [on that challenge] again,” he said. “Spiritually, it was a wonderful journey, too!”
Honestly, Matthew said his biggest struggle wasn’t even losing all the weight, but rather getting in touch with the intense emotions of his real-life character.
“The challenge for me was trying to find variation, and mapping that variation with how to create all this opposition,” he explained. “The opposition of dying, the opposition of being gay. And I’m not a guy that is that angry all the time, but Ron was viciously angry! That’s what kept him alive for the seven years!”
Also from the night,
On Thursday night, Matthew presented Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater with the Critics’ Choice Louis XIII Genius Award at the 19th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The Critics’ Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award recipients, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater also learned that morning they’d been nominated in the “Writing – Adapted Screenplay” category for the 2014 Academy Awards.
HollywoodLifers, do you like Matthew’s thinner frame, or do you miss him being large and in charge? Drop a comment below with your thoughts on his dramatic transformation.
— Reporting by Russ Weakland