September 8, 2009 2:21:37 pm
Hollywood star Matt Damon had the “funnest time” ever working on his upcoming film ‘The informant’ because he could binge on fatty foods and skip sessions at the gym.
The hunky star packed on some 14 kgs to portray the character of bipolar whistleblower Mark Whitacre in the dark comedy,People magazine online reported.
The ‘Departed’ star ploughed his way through fast food McDonald’s and snacks in preparation for the role and added to his unflattering look with a handlebar moustache,a wig and thick glasses.
“It was very,very easy to gain the weight. It was very,very fun,probably the funnest (sic) time I had working because I didn’t have to go to the gym after work and I just ate everything I could see,” Damon said.
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But looking less than handsome didn’t get the 38-year-old star down as the actor believes it is even easier to knock off the extra kilos.
“If you put it on,it’s easier to get it back off. I’m just boxing. I figure if you get hit enough times,it will fall off. But for now I’m the Sexiest Man Alive’s chunky cousin,” Damon added.
‘The Informant’ which releases in cinemas on November 0 in the UK,is Damon’s fifth outing with Steven Soderbergh,irector of ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ and ‘Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind’.
Damon plays bipolar whistleblower Mark Whitacre,an agri-business executive who helps the FBI crack one of its iggest ever price-fixing cases by amassing reams of evidence.
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