Enrique RC, PacificCoastNews.com
If you happen to see pics of Matthew McConaughey looking gaunt and sickly, we're happy to report he's OK.
The Magic Mike star has purposely been dropping massive amounts of weight for his starring role in The Dallas Buyers Club, a drama about Ron Woodruff, a real-life Texas electrician who contracted HIV in the 1980s through IV drug use.
Though he was given just six months to live when was diagnosed with AIDS, Woodruff saved his life by treating himself with alternative medicines he smuggled into the United States from Mexico.
McConaughey revealed earlier this summer that he planned to lose a total of 30 pounds in time to start shooting Dallas Buyers in the middle of next month. "I should not look healthy by the time I'm doing this," he said on Larry King's new ORA TV Internet show, Larry King Now.
He also said he wasn't treating the process as a starvation diet, saying, "It's a bit of a spiritual cleanse, mental cleanse."
McConaughey still has more pounds to shed after putting some back for The Wolf of Wall Street, the Martin Scorsese-directed drama he's currently shooting in New York City with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill.