Tom Hanks helped Matthew McConaughey lose weight

matthew-mcconaughey-beach-body-10 In his new movie Dallas Buyers Club, Matthew McConaughey plays AIDS victim Ron Woodroof. The actor had to lose 50 pounds for the role and he has revealed that Tom Hanks helped him with some valuable advice.

McConaughey told ”I actually called Tom and had a great conversation with him about what he learned about losing weight for Philadelphia and Cast Away. And I consulted a nutritionist about the best way to do this.”

Matthew was 185 lbs. before he landed the role and needed to slim down and transform his body to be convincing as an AIDS patient. ”I was going around and people were going, ‘Hey, are you feeling all right?’ But then I hit 135 lbs. I ran in to somebody and they didn’t just ask if I was all right, they said, ‘My God, we need to get you some help.’ And I thought, ‘There we go. That’s the perfect spot,’ ” McConaughey said.

matthew”I fed myself good food, just not much of it. I found through this journey that the human body is much more resilient than we give it credit for. Somebody told me they heard a story about how I didn’t have any energy on set, but I was kind of uncontainable with energy. All the acuity, energy and power I lost from the neck down transferred to the neck up,” he added.

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One response to “Tom Hanks helped Matthew McConaughey lose weight”

  1. Anthony says:

    He does look like he aged from that loss and gain. Which to me is just proof of cellular damage and that it is not safe to lose weight to that extreme. That euphoria he describes is Ketones building up in the body from starving oneself while the brain sends out endorphins in the same situation. Gaining the weight back is as dangerous as losing it. That’s the part that can shift you into diabetes.