Matthew McConaughey to portray gaunt look for new movie

Updated: Aug 30, 2012, 15:30 PM IST

Los Angeles: ‘Magic Mike’ star Matthew McConaughey says he will show a very drastic physical transformation for his upcoming film ‘The Dallas Buyer`s Club’.

The 42-year-old actor, who has been busy filming Martin Scorsese`s `The Wolf of Wall Street`, has undergone an extreme diet to portray an HIV/AIDS-infected man in true-story drama, reported Ace Showbiz.

"I`m playing a guy who was sick and would have loved to have been healthier but wasn`t. For me, it`s more of a mental thing than physical thing. I`ll get down to the weight I need to get to. I`m on my way, and it`s what I need to do for the job," he said.

In ‘Dallas Buyer`s Club’, the ‘Fool`s Gold’ star plays Ron Woodroof, a real life figure who was also a heterosexual man diagnosed with AIDS in 1986.

"I should not look healthy by the time I`m doing this. It`s a bit of a spiritual cleanse, mental cleanse." he added.

The film is directed by Jean Marc Vallee and also stars Hilary Swank in it.

PTI