Chicago White Sox slugger Adam Dunn plays a bartender in the new Matthew McConaughey movie called “Dallas Buyers Club,” which premiers this summer.
“It was fun,” Dunn said in an article from the Chicago White Sox website . “I didn’t realize how much work goes into a production like that. It was cool. It was fun. Those guys put in some long days.”
McConaughey reportedly lost 50 pounds to play Ron Woodroof, the main character in the true-life story of the Dallas man’s fight for survival after being diagnosed with AIDS in 1986. During the time of filming, Dunn said McConaughey’s weight was in the low 130-pound range. His eating routine was to suck on a lemon in the morning, drink sweet tea during the day, and eat a small amount of tuna for dinner. Dunn said McConaughey plans to visit Sox camp in the upcoming week, and has already put on weight since filming.
“To see those guys in action, that was probably the coolest part of it,” Dunn told ESPN.com. “To see how intense, how in-character they are 24-7. To be a good actor, I guess that’s what it takes, so I’ll never be a good actor.”
Dunn was introduced to the movie from former minor league pitcher Joe Newcomb, who is listed as one of the executive producers on this film. His part of the film is a small one, but he does have some speaking lines. Dunn said his scenes took two days to film on location in Louisiana.
– – Taylor Ventre