Matthew McConaughey: 'I Did Start Losing My Eyesight' After Weight Loss
“Extra” caught up with Matthew McConaughey at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend, where he revealed a shocking side effect he suffered after losing nearly 50 pounds for his role in “The Dallas Buyers Club.”
In January, McConaughey told “Extra” the weight loss was necessary to play AIDS patient Ron Woodroof. “If I didn't get to the weight that I needed to get to for the character, I would've been embarrassed. I was eating fresh fish. I was eating really good food. I wasn't starving.”
The actor had no problem eating again after the film wrapped. “Cheeseburger, baby!” McConaughey exclaimed. “I got that cheeseburger and I doozied it up for 22 minutes. I had the waiter go back and get extra jalapenos, extra onions, extra mayo, extra black pepper, everything. It was as good as I hoped it would be.”
"Dallas Buyers Club" will be released later this year.