Elle Magazine interviews McConaughey about losing 45 pounds for his part as Ron Woodroof in the film The Dallas Buyers Club.
I got down to 137 pounds. My body was like a baby bird in its nest with its mouth open, ‘Feed me, feed me. Finally it just goes, ‘Damn man, Dad’s not going to feed us!’ The hardest part is, the day seems four hours longer. You’re forced to entertain yourself because food is entertainment, you know? We spend so much time sublimatin’, thinkin’ about, What am I going to have for lunch, dinner?