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Matthew McConaughey's shocking weight loss from extreme diet

Alison Potter
by Alison Potter Published on 29 August 2012

Matthew McConaughey is known for having one of the most enviable hot male bodies in Hollywood. Not any more.

Matthew McConaughey's shocking weight loss from extreme diet

Matthew has embarked on a shocking crash diet for his new film The Dallas Buyer’s Club, in which he plays an AIDS sufferer.

The gritty role is based on the real life story of a Dallas man named Ron Woodruff, who contracted HIV through drug use in the eighties.

Sporting hollow cheeks and protruding collar bones, the shrinking 43-year-old is virtually unrecognisable from his role as a hunky topless stripper in this year’s hit Magic Mike.

Matthew has reportedly already lost a massive two stone due to his extreme diet and has been seen looking frighteningly thin in New York.

He hasn't actually started filming for The Dallas Buyer’s Club yet - the father of two is currently working on The Wolf Of Wall Street, which is directed by the legendary Martin Scorsese and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill.

Speaking to Larry King about his shocking new look for The Dallas Buyer’s Club, Matthew explained: “I'm playing a guy who was sick and would have loved to have been healthier but wasn't.

“For me, it's more of a mental thing than a physical thing. I'll get down to the weight I need to get to. I'm on my way, and it's what I need to do for the job.”

Despite the challenges of filming two movies back to back while looking after two young children and his pregnant wife Camilla Alves, Matthew has taken a dedicated approach to his weight loss challenge.

“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.”

As much as we admire the man’s dedication, we can’t wait until he gets back to his usual hot self!

by Alison Potter