Fears are growing Matthew McConaughey is taking it too far as he continues to shed weight for a role as an AIDS victim in a forthcoming film, The Dallas Buyer’s Club.
Matthew McConaughey, 42, looked gaunt and unwell as he made his way through a Los Angeles airport as he jetted out to New Orleans on Friday.
The actor was aiming to lose 30 pounds from his already lean but muscular frame to play Ron Woodroof in The Dallas Buyer’s Club.
However, it looks like Matthew McConaughey may have lost even more than that as he shuffled through security at LAX.
He certainly looked almost unrecognizable from the snake-hipped muscleman who lit up screens this year in stripper movie Magic Mike.
The Dallas Buyer’s Club starts filming next week and follows what happened when Ron Woodroof was given six months to live after contracting the disease in 1986.He ended up spending the next six years smuggling medicine into the U.S. to help himself and fellow sufferers.
The heterosexual, homophobic electrician died in 1992 after illegally smuggling HIV drugs not approved in the States.
Jared Leto has just been cast in the film, which will also star Jennifer Garner.
He is to play Rayon, a cross-dressing fellow AIDS patient who meets Ron Woodroof in the hospital.