Matthew Mcconaughey talks about his new movie 'Dallas Buyers Club' in a video interview. He discusses his HIV-stricken character Ron Woodroof, his dramatic physical transformation and his struggle with physical scenes in the movie.
Asked what made him want to play Ron, McConaughey describes him as an anti-hero. 'What I enjoy about an anti-hero is you don't have to abide by society's laws', he says. 'Actually, they're outside the law. He's a guy who I think shook the tree enough to where it's possible that the FDA approves certain drugs that have worked for HIV sooner than maybe they would've.' On his major weight loss in preparation for the role, the actor insists it was all down to his diet. 'I talked with two nutritionists, did my research, found out what not to do. and then I just committed to it and I had the support of my family and my wife and I ate controlled meals', he explains. However, this caused him to struggle a lot on the set, particularly in the rodeo opening scene which saw him running away from a group of people. 'I'm a runner in real life and that particular scene, I hadn't exercised in four months and I stretched because it was a short run but I knew I had to run', he reveals. 'I made it 20 feet and my thighs just locked up and my legs buckled and I went down.'
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