The withering actor strikes again…
Following a series of on set photos of a skin-and-bones Matthew McConaughey, the actor is finally speaking out to let us know that he is alive and well. Also, he would like you to know that he is seriously craving a cheeseburger.
McConaughey opened up for the first time post-weight loss during an interview with the HitFix.com.
“Getting past 170 [lbs] was really hard, but then once you get into the 167, the next 7 come off easy, Getting past 160, really hard. But then you fly down to 150,” the actor said.
But he didn’t stop there…
“Getting past 150 was really hard. And then, bam, got down to 143 and that's where I want to be,” he said, adding, “Once you get past the plateau, the body seems to understand, ‘OK this is where we're living now, this is where we are,' so the energy rises.’”
Matthew said that he lost a total of 38 pounds for the role of AIDS victim Ron Woodroof in The Dallas Buyers Club. With his Body Mass Index at 19.4, it came dangerously close to the underweight range for his height of 18.5.
He assures fans in the interview that he is actually doing quite well energy-wise now that he has reached the weight he was aiming for.
But—more important than assuring people he would survive the acting endeavor—he made clear one thing: He can’t wait for some Carl’s Jr!
“The organs shrink, so my stomach has shrunk as well. So as much as I can't wait to have that cheeseburger, on the day, it'll be damn hard to eat the whole thing,” he said.
Check out Matthew’s full interview HERE: