Sooo… Matthew McConaughey obviously lost a LOT of weight for his role in Dallas Buyers Club. Specifically, he lost around 50 pounds in order to portray someone dying of AIDS. And it turns out starving yourself is bad because the actor nearly went blind for his art which means Kate Upton isn’t actually the only person willing to risk their eyesight for a piece of disposable, forgettable entertainment.
PHOTOS Matthew McConaughey looks kinny on The Dallas Buyers Club set
A source close to the actor tells In Touch, ‘Matthew lost nearly 50 pounds and toward the end he started to lose his eyesight,’ while playing an AIDS patient in the film, due out later this year. Matthew immediately consulted doctors, ‘who confirmed that when you starve yourself you begin to lose your vision.’ Thankfully, it wasn’t permanent, the insider tells In Touch. ‘They monitored him, and things are back to normal now.’
And now that his weight is on the upswing, he no longer has to worry about regaining his once buff physique— he’s doing it the healthy way. – via In Touch Weekly Magazine.