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Fears are growing Matthew McConaughey is taking it too far as he continues to shed weight for a role as an AIDS victim in a forthcoming film, The Dallas Buyer’s Club.

Matthew McConaughey, 42, looked gaunt and unwell as he made his way through a Los Angeles airport as he jetted out to New Orleans on Friday.

The actor was aiming to lose 30 pounds from his already lean but muscular frame to play Ron Woodroof in The Dallas Buyer’s Club.

However, it looks like Matthew McConaughey may have lost even more than that as he shuffled through security at LAX.

He certainly looked almost unrecognizable from the snake-hipped muscleman who lit up screens this year in stripper movie Magic Mike.

The Dallas Buyer’s Club starts filming next week and follows what happened when Ron Woodroof was given six months to live after contracting the disease in 1986.He ended up spending the next six years smuggling medicine into the U.S. to help himself and fellow sufferers.

The heterosexual, homophobic electrician died in 1992 after illegally smuggling HIV drugs not approved in the States.

Jared Leto has just been cast in the film, which will also star Jennifer Garner.

He is to play Rayon, a cross-dressing fellow AIDS patient who meets Ron Woodroof in the hospital.



Matthew McConaughey revealed he was going to lose a staggering 30 lbs to play real-life AIDS victim Ron Woodruff in upcoming movie The Dallas Buyer’s Club.

But it seems that it might be time for Matthew McConaughey to stop his weight loss quest.

Matthew McConaughey, 42, was seen on a family day out in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, and appeared to be severely emaciated.

The actor failed to conceal his frail frame beneath a baggy navy knitted cardigan and loose-fitting jeans, wearing a red scarf around his neck and topping off his outfit with a flat cap.

He even appeared to be struggling to walk along, putting his arm around his mother Mary for support as the group left church after the morning service.

However, while Matthew McConaughey looked terrifyingly gaunt, his wife Camila looked healthier than ever.

Matthew McConaughey was seen on a family day out in Austin and appeared to be severely emaciated

Matthew McConaughey was seen on a family day out in Austin and appeared to be severely emaciated

The Brazilian model is currently expecting her third child with Matthew McConaughey, and highlighted her blooming figure in a patterned maxi dress, which she finished off with a pair of brown cowboy boots.

Camila and Matthew McConaughey were joined by their two children Levi and Vida for the service, with Vida looking cute in a dress and orange scarf, while Levi opted for a dapper outfit in jeans and a mini pea coat.

It was revealed last year that Magic Mike star Matthew McConaughey would be playing Ron Woodroof in the upcoming movie, after beating strong competition from stars including Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling for the role.