Matthew McConaughey fell in love with tapioca pudding while dieting for 'Dallas Buyers Club' and would make a small portion last an hour by eating it with a tiny spoon.
Matthew Mcconaughey fell in love with tapioca pudding while dieting for 'Dallas Buyers Club.'
The 44-year-old actor, who picked up the prize for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of AIDS patient Ron Woodroof in the biographical drama at the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday (18.01.14), lost 47 pounds for the role and was relieved when he discovered the creamy dessert.
He told reporters backstage at the ceremony: ''I never knew... I found tapioca pudding and I found the tiniest little antique spoon in New Orleans, a little bitty sugar spoon, and I would eat it with that so it would last longer. Oh it was great in the morning when I would write from 4-6am with my tapioca pudding, I could make it last an hour.''
Matthew previously admitted that losing weight for the film was one of the hardest things he has ever done.
He said: ''It was tough going, I'm not going to lie. The dieting was pretty hard-core. I was losing 7lbs every week. I'd have a Diet Coke, two egg whites in the morning, a piece of chicken, then another Diet Coke.
''That was rough. I got down to [143lbs] and I was always hungry, and irritable. My body resembled a little baby bird with its mouth open, crying, 'Feed me, feed me,' and you realise momma bird ain't going to feed you. It's hard.''