Matthew McConaughey to play HIV patient in next

Jul 23, 2012, 09:58 IST | PTI

Actor Matthew McConaughey has to undergo a drastic weight loss for his next film role in "The Dallas Buyers Club".

McConaughey, 42, who takes on the role of a man who contracts the HIV virus, said he needs to shed around 30 pounds for the film, reported Showbizspy. "I'm losing some weight. I've got a role coming up in the middle of September. 

Matthew McConaughey

I've lost about 15 pounds, I've gotta lose about 15 more. "I am drinking a lot of tea. It takes a while for your body to understand that it has to feed off of itself and that you're not going to give it something else from the outside," he said. 

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