Matthew McConaughey wants a cheeseburger.
The actor has been so dedicated to a recent role that he lost 40 pounds, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. McConaughey stars in The Dallas Buyer’s Club, where he portrays real-life AIDS victim Ron Woodroof, and, in order to look the part, he went on a crash diet that changed his normally buff frame into an emaciated shell of himself.
McConaughey has made great personal sacrifices for The Dallas Buyer’s Club, but it looks to be worth the while. The movie has been generating buzz in the film world and has even brought Jared Leto back from a hiatus away from acting. Leto, who hasn’t appeared in a movie since 2007, was spotted on set as a crossdresser, The Huffington Post reported.
Matthew McConaughey says his effort to shed weight has been a struggle, and he years for a cheeseburger once it’s over.
McConaughey told Hitfix.com:
“I will have some 70 percent beef, 30 percent fat ground beef, maybe a half-pound cheeseburger with another three types of cheese. I’ll prepare it all and I’ll make sure that it takes three hours just to prepare.
“I’m going to have buns with butter on both sides, toasted and grilled. I’m going to melt the cheese on the top bun, Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise. I want kosher dill pickles sliced nice and thin, diced white onions, slightly grilled until they get almost hard, and some thin jalapeno slices.
“Your organs shrink (and) my stomach has shrunk as well. So, as much as I can’t wait to have that cheeseburger on the day (shooting ends), it’ll probably be damn hard to eat the whole thing.”
Dallas Buyer’s Club is also generating Oscar Best Actor buzz for Matthew McConaughey, Black Book Magazine reported, so the actor can definitely reward himself with a cheeseburger when it’s done shooting.