Matthew McConaughey on Dramatic Weight Loss: "I Feel Fine"

Posted Thursday November 29, 2012 1:45 PM GMT

Showing true commitment to his role, a very skinny Matthew McConaughey was spotted on the set of "Dallas Buyers Club" in New Orleans, Louisiana on Wednesday (November 28).

The "Lincoln Lawyer" star wore a cowboy hat, blue button-down shirt, jeans, and cowboy boots while shooting scenes in an old truck.

Despite his startling appearance, the 43-year-old star insists he is doing it safely. He tells the Daily Beast, "I feel fine. I really do. I got the means to lose the weight in a really healthy way. I'm eating fresh fish. I'm just eating small amounts. I'm not being starved...I'm taking care of myself."

Continuing to reassure concerned fans, he added, "I've been checked. My levels are fine. I'm as healthy as can be. The real health challenge is when you put [the weight] back on...You can't just start eating cheeseburgers and ice cream. Your body will go into shock, and it just won't work."

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