Paula David – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Now that filming is over, actor Jim Carrey is getting back to his normal size after shedding off pounds for his role in the upcoming Warner Bros. film “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.”
Of his weight-loss, the 51-year-old funnyman told People, “It’s not a happy place to be. I’m back now. I’ve got Mr. Cuddly back and we’re happy.”
As shown in the film’s trailer and promotional photos, Carrey showed off a svelte and chiseled physique playing the role of the main character’s nemesis, street magician Steve Gray.
“It’s not a natural place to live in that kind of shape. It looks great. It’s fantastic and gets a lot of attention, but you have to eat, like, antimatter to stay in that kind of shape.”
Carrey, however, noted that his shirtless stint will continue in the future. He said in jest, “I figured that was Matthew McConaughey’s thing.”
Aside from McConaughey, who cut down weight for his role in “Magic Mike,” other actors known to have trimmed down for movie roles include Hugh Jackman for “Les Miserables,” Jared Leto for “The Dallas Buyers Club,” rapper 50 Cent for “Things Fall Apart” and Christian Bale for “The Machinist.”
Directed by Don Scardino and produced by Chris Bender, Steve Carell, Jake Weiner and Tyler Mitchell, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” starring Steve Carrell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde and Carrey, is set to hit theatres on March 15.