Tom Hanks helped Mathew McConaughey lose weight

IANS| Updated: Oct 18, 2013, 08:01 AM IST

Los Angeles: Actor Matthew McConaughey turned to actor Tom Hanks for advice on losing weight for his forthcoming movie ‘Dallas Buyers Club’.

McConaughey lost almost 21 kg to fit into the role of a real-life AIDS victim Ron Woodroof.

"I actually called Tom and had a great conversation with him about what he learned about losing weight for `Philadelphia` and `Cast Away`," quoted McConaughey as saying.

"And I consulted a nutritionist about the best way to do this," he added.

Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee, ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ is expected to release later this year.