Whoa. Matthew McConaughey, is that you? The Oscar-winner stepped out on the set of his new movie, ‘Gold,’ in New York City on Oct. 4 looking drastically different. Click to see his jaw-dropping transformation!
Alright, alright, alright. Someone’s got some explaining to do. We all know that Matthew McConaughey, 45, has no problem fully dedicating himself to a role, and he’s done it again. While out filming scenes for Gold, Matthew revealed to the world his shocking new look. You’ve got to check this out! He’s unrecognizable!
Matthew’s pulled off a True Detective-style makeover. For his new movie, he’s nearly bald! His long locks are a thing of the past. That receding hairline is so shocking on Matthew. But don’t worry, it’s only for the movie! He’s also gained weight for his role. The normally toned actor was sporting a rather pudgy look on set.
Gold tells the story of Kenny Wells, a businessman trying to make it big, and he ends up in the Indonesian jungle searching for gold. Bryce Dallas Howard, Edgar Ramirez, Corey Stoll and Rachael Taylor also star.
Matthew has pulled off very dramatic looks in the past. He notoriously lost 47 pounds for his role in 2013’s Dallas Buyers Club (which you can buy HERE). He won an Oscar for his brilliant performance. Jared Leto, who also lost weight for his role in the beloved movie, won an Oscar as well.
For part of his role in season one of True Detective, Matthew sported long, stringy hair and a mustache. He showed up to the 2015 Oscars with a bushy beard, which he grew for his upcoming role in the Civil War drama The Free State of Jones. One thing is certain — Matthew is not afraid to transform himself for a role, and we love him for that.
Gold will hit theaters in 2016.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Matthew’s new look? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson