Matthew McConaughey on His 47-Lb. Weight Gain for ‘Gold’
- Published on: 1/16/2017
- Matthew McConaughey had to transform into a completely different person in his latest film “Gold."
The Golden Globe-winning actor opened up to “Extra’s" AJ Calloway about transforming into balding, heavyset businessman Kenny Wells. Of gaining 47 lbs. for the part, he said, “I started living like Kenny Wells… All of a sudden, I noticed my pants weren’t fitting and I got on the scale and put on 20 and I wasn’t even thinking about it.” Smiling, he said the key to gaining massive amounts of weight in a short period of time is, “You say yes to everything!”
Did consuming beer and cheeseburgers get old? “I’m telling you,” he said, "for six months, I did not get tired of them. No, I never got tired of them.”