Matthew McConaughey is popular for his fit figure, but in current weeks, he's been photographed searching remarkably gaunt.
The purpose, according to the 42- year -old newlywed, has nothing to do with vanity. McConaughey will soon perform an HIV positive patient in The Dallas Buyer's Club, costarring two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank, 38.
" I am playing a man who was sick and would have loved to have been healthier but wasn't. For me, it truly is more of a mental matter than a physical factor," McConaughey advised Us Weekly at the NYLON Guys and Macy's INC party in Santa Monica, Calif. August 15. " I will get down to the fat I will need to get to. I am on my way, and it really is what I need to do for the occupation."
McConaughey is eating " small amounts " of higher -protein, minimal -carbohydrate meals to slim down. " It's only 5 ounces," he explained. " That's the toughest matter."
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As for his workouts, " it's generally cardio," McConaughey told Us. " There is quite, very very little resistance." When filming wraps, the Texas native is most fired up to chow down on a "cheeseburger."
His movie prep aside, McConaughey is also finding prepared for the birth of his third kid with wife Camila Alves, whom he married on June 9. (They have two kids, Levi, four, and Vida, two.)
"The little ones fully gr asp what's in her belly. Levi's quite thrilled about it and we're wanting forward to possessing a 3rd [ youngster ] in the household," the actor stated.
To enable Alves, 30, during her pregnancy, McConaughey advised Us he's " carrying out a lot of cooking! There's a Brazilian dish that her mom does, so we're getting it a lot more typically than we're employed to. That requires a good deal of chicken, a great deal of cheese and things like that, which I'm not having, but she is. She loves a good steak, so I have been making a excellent rib-eye for her when I can."