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Matthew McConaughey says gaining weight was hard

08 January 2014, 09:31

Los Angeles - Matthew McConaughey found it harder re-gaining the weight he lost for Dallas Buyers Club than he did losing it.

The 44-year-old actor underwent a crazy transformation for the physically demanding role as aids sufferer Ron Woodroof, shrinking from his ripped beach physique to a gaunt frail frame by losing around 23kg. 

Surprisingly, the Failure to Launch star admitted that he found returning to his original weight more difficult than dropping it.

The Hollywood star - who is married to Camila Alves - told Hollyscoop: "I gained 20kg of them back. The gaining was trickier than the losing.

"It's more fun, but it's also trickier. The first big meal that you eat, your body remembers that it lived at 83kg and it wants to sprint back and you have to pull the reigns and go, 'Woah! We gotta take it easy.' It's a marathon."

Matthew - who has been receiving critical praise for the role and has received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor - was honoured with an award for his role in the film at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Saturday and is already being hotly tipped for an Oscar nomination. 

He said of the film's success: "It makes it that much more enjoyable to be here sharing it because we were the underdog from day one. We've been the underdog for 20 years."

- BangShowBiz


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