Matthew McConaughey putting back on weight after extreme weight loss for role

By Daniel S Levine,

Actor Matthew McConaughey is almost back to his normal weight after losing an extreme amount of weight to play an AIDS victim in Dallas Buyers Club. However, there is one thing he won’t do to get his strength back: change diapers.

McConaughey, who just welcomed his third child, Livingston, two weeks ago, appeared at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards dinner on Monday looking much better than he had this past fall. However, he is still not at full strength.

“I have less [physical] leverage, but my mind is way sharper,” he told People. “You know, I love to wrestle. It's a good time to wrestle me now. I was 135 lbs., and now I'm up to 160 lbs, so I'm done with that and on my way back.”

He explained that his target is 165 lbs. and that a cheeseburger was the only thing he wanted to eat after he was done making the film. “That was it. I got the cheeseburger, and then I sat there for 25 minutes and doozied it up.”

Reporters asked him if he was running to change diapers. “I was there this morning, so I guess I am running home. But I'm not changing the diapers,” he said. So, who does change the diapers? “Somebody,” he replied.

According to The AP, McConaughey said that his family with wife Camilla Alves has grounded him.

“Got a great family that loves what I do, they're happy for papa when papa is happy. Papa is happy when he's working, and they like it when papa goes to work,” he said.

McConaughey was presented the best supporting actor award for Magic Mike and Bernie. In 2012, he also starred in Mud and The Paperboy.



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