Matthew McConaughey, star of such movies as “Fool’s Gold” and a bunch of others with Kate Hudson, has lost 30 pounds for an upcoming role where he will play an AIDs victim. Set in the mid-80’s, the film’s crucial combination of period setting, physical transformation of lead actor and AIDs is a lock for it to be an Academy favorite.
This comes as concern for fans of Matthew who worry he may not be able to return to his normal weight and strength in time enough for his Oscar win.
Said one fan, “What if the movies so good they have to make a sequel?! Then he’ll have to stay at that weight! I mean he can barely walk! And do you even know how many stairs the Oscar stage has?! Like 9! I counted!”
But fans should not be worried. We spoke with Ronald D. Nebbins, coordinator of The Academy Awards, who put our fears to rest, explaining ,”We’re prepared for things like this. The Oscar statue you see the actor accept on the night of the event is not always the actual statue they will be taking home. For actors who have lost a generous amount of weight like Mr. McConaughey, we have hollow statues that are much lighter than the real ones. In fact, when we heard several months ago about the film he was making, we had this statue made up with his name already on it. Because, well, it’s a safe bet.”
He went on to say, “We’re always concerned about our nominees that go the extra mile for their art, even if they don’t end up winning. When this happens, it usually means someone else played a gay guy that year. But, we’d rather be prepared instead of tragically caught off guard the night of. For instance, when Mickey Rourke transformed his body into that of a late ’80s pro wrestler, we actually had a weighted statue made so that when he lifted it, it didn’t go flying. And here’s one we had made up for Gabourey Sidibe for her dramatic weight gain to play the character of Precious. See here? If you grab the base of the statue, it automatically dispenses a shot of insulin.”
Our sources have yet to confirm whether Kate Hudson will appear in this film as well.
-Jason M, Fofun News, Nov 2012