Jared Leto's diet for 'Dallas Buyers Club' was drastic
Actor says he lost between 30-40 pounds to play a transsexual living with HIV in the 1980s.
Tue, Sep 10 2013 at 4:54 PM
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To pull off the role of a transexual battling HIV in the film "Dallas Buyers Club," actor/musician Jared Leto pushed his body to the limits and embraced a drastic weight loss diet.
“I stopped eating,” he told TheWrap. "It wasn’t an easy thing to do. It was 30 or 40 pounds [I lost]. After a while, I stopped counting.”
Leto's co-star, Matthew McConaughey, who plays the film's central character Ron Woodroof, also lost 30 pounds on an all-liquid diet.
"I am drinking a lot of tea," he said last year
. "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."
"Dallas Buyers Club" hits theaters on Nov. 1. Check out a trailer for the film below.
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