Matthew McConaughey Shocks All With New Look For Current Movie Role

Matthew McConaughey Shocks All With New Look For Current Movie Role
Entertainment
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

He’s been steadily shrinking in recent weeks after signing up to lose 30lbs for an upcoming movie role. And today a frighteningly thin Matthew McConaughey was almost unrecognisable as he arrived on the set of his current project, The Wolf of Wall Street, in New York City.

Wearing a white T-shirt, jeans and flip flops the Texan, who recently played a hunky stripper in the raunchy movie Magic Mike, was a shadow of his former self.

Filming for the flick, based on a memoir by Jordan Belfort who spent 22 months in jail for offenses related to stock market manipulation and running a boiler room, began in Manhattan earlier this month.

The movie, directed by Martin Scorsese, also features Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and French Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin and is set to open in theaters in 2013. But his weight loss is for his next role in The Dallas Buyer’s Club.

McConaughey told Larry King in a recent interview: ‘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.’

The father-of-two, whose wife Camilla Alves is expecting their third child this fall, has been taking a philosophical approach to his punishing diet.

‘It’s a bit of a spiritual cleanse, mental cleanse,’ the 42-year-old said. ‘[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,’ he adds.

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 ‘80s.

Elite.

Photo Credit: Cindy Ord/Getty Images

 

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Max Grunner

Elite Daily is a medium for people tired of disingenuous content; we have sought to create a space where stimulating, applicable content can reach a like-minded audience.

More In Entertainment

TV Ashley Fern

‘Law & Order: SVU’ Will Air Jay Z/Solange Elevator Fight-Inspired Episode

“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” is famous for its headline-inspired episodes. So, it should come to no surprise that there is an episode mirroring the Jay Z vs. Solange Knowles elevator fight. This particular episode, titled “American Disgrace,” will also touch upon the Ray Rice elevator incident and Donald Sterling’s racist behavior. Famous instances involving […]

Also On Elite

World

Ebola-Related Stocks See Massive Spike After First US Case Is Confirmed (Photo)

Share prices of companies making Ebola vaccines soared just a day after the first case of the deadly virus was confirmed in the US on Tuesday, September 30. The Huffington Post reports that this chart, created by Google Finance, shows a 14 percent rise in stocks for Iowa-based NewLink Genetics Corp. The growth occurred during […]