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Matthew McConaughey Talks Weight Gain: ‘Cheeseburger, Baby!’

“Extra’s” special correspondent Tony Dovolani caught up the stars at the NY Film Critics Circle Awards on Monday, including Matthew McConaughey, who talked about his first real meal since losing weight for a film role.

“Cheeseburger, baby!” McConaughey exclaimed. “I got that cheeseburger and I doozied it up for 22 minutes. I had the waiter go back and get extra jalapenos, extra onions, extra mayo, extra black pepper, everything. It was as good as I hoped it would be.”

McConaughey said the weight loss was necessary to play AIDS patient Ron Woodroof in “Dallas Buyers Club.” “If I didn't get to the weight that I needed to get to for the character, I would've been embarrassed. I was eating fresh fish. I was eating really good food. I wasn't starving.”

Last month, Matthew and wife Camila Alves welcomed the newest member to their family, son Livingston. “Family's doing well. Career's doing well,” the dad beamed.

Watch more of our interviews at the NY Film Critics Circle Awards, including director Kathryn Bigelow talking about the controversy surrounding her Oscar contender "Zero Dark Thirty."

For a complete list of Critics Circle Award winners, click here!