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Friday 11 July 2014

Matthew McConaughey on his way back to health after shedding 30lb for film role

Published 09/01/2013|09:28

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The actor is only 5lb away from his normal weight

Matthew McConaughey is "way sharper" now that he is bulking up again.

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The muscular Magic Mike star had to shed 30lbs for his upcoming role in Dallas Buyers Club. Matthew will portray a man named Ron Woodruff who contracted HIV in the 1980s through drug use.

The actor is only 5lbs away from his normal size and he’s elated to be back to his old vigorous self once more.

"I have less [physical] leverage, but my mind is way sharper,” Matthew told People magazine.

“You know, I love to wrestle. It's a good time to wrestle me now. I was 135lbs, and now I'm up to 160lbs so I'm done with that and on my way back.”

Matthew couldn’t wait to reunite with junk food after being deprived of calorific treats for so many months.

The thespian cherished his first normal meal following his fast.

“[The first thing I ate after dieting was] a cheeseburger. That was it,” he recalled.

“I got the cheeseburger, and then I sat there for 25 minutes and doozied it up."

Matthew welcomed his third child with supermodel wife Camila Alves on Friday December 28.

In his current weakened state, he will not be handling soiled nappies.

"I was there this morning, so I guess I am running home. But I'm not changing the diapers,” Matthew declared.

Matthew and Camila already share son Levi, four, and daughter Vida, three, together.

Dallas Buyer’s Club, which also stars Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto, will be released later this year.

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