Matthew McConaughey has gotten really skinny. Like, so skinny that he looks like he could be ill, which makes sense because he is portraying an AIDs patient in his new movie, “The Dallas Buyers Club.” But apparently there has been one thing getting this “Surfer, Dude” through his dramatic weight loss: The thought of eating a cheeseburger.
“I will have some 70 percent beef, 30 percent fat ground beef, maybe a half pound cheeseburger with another three types of cheese,” McConaughey tells Hitfix.com. “I’ll prepare it all and I’ll make sure that it takes three hours just to prepare.”
He continues of his dream concoction, “I’m going to have buns with butter on both sides, toasted and grilled. I’m going to melt the cheese on the top bun, Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise. I want kosher dill pickles sliced nice and thin, diced white onions, slightly grilled until they get almost hard, and some thin jalapeno slices. And then I’m just going to sit back and let the [expletive] just drop on the ground.”
Unfortunately, McConaughey realizes that he might not be able to devour the massive burger the way he wants to because of the way his body has gotten used to his smaller size.
“Your organs and muscles shrink, your organs shrink and my stomach has shrunk as well,” he says. “So, as much as I can’t wait to have that cheeseburger on the day [shooting ends], it’ll probably be damn hard to eat the whole thing.”
According to a source close to McConaughey, the actor can start putting weight back on in December. He still has Thanksgiving to clear before then, but hopefully he can sneak in a heaping plate of turkey and mashed potatoes without putting back on many of the 38 pounds he lost. “The Dallas Buyers Club” also stars Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto, and is due out in theaters in 2013.