Let's just say that Matthew McConaughey probably couldn't pass as a male stripper these days!

The actor was photographed in NYC over the weekend looking noticeably thinner than in his Magic Mike glory. So what gives? Turns out Matthew is in the process of losing 30 pounds to play the role of an HIV positive patient in The Dallas Buyer's Club, which People Magazine reports will start filming in September!

Matthew McConaughey in July 2012

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Luckily for Matthew, the weight loss doesn't seem to matter one bit to his wife Camila! “He’s losing weight for his new movie and he still has to lose more," she said. "But I’m very supportive. I’m usually the one right there saying, ‘You can’t eat this, you can’t eat that,’ but he’s very disciplined. He’s really great at it.”

We're not sure what would be more difficult: losing all that weight for this role or getting his buff build back when the Magic Mike sequel starts filming!

What do you think of Matthew's drastic weight loss?

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