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Matthew McConaughey Shows Healthy Weight Gain On New Orleans Movie Set

USMagazine, Monday, February 11, 2013, 3:30pm (PST)

Matthew McConaughey is fighting to bring his weight back to normal. The actor, who shocked fans when he debuted a much-thinner frame in November 2012, revealed a slightly more familiar silhouette on the set of his upcoming film True Detectives in Louisiana on Friday, Feb. 8.

McConaughey, 43, wore a purple blazer and a pale blue dress shirt stretched taut across his fuller figure, with his wavy hair combed neatly to the side. He also wore a fake detective's badge on his belt loop.

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Perhaps the star's recent fatherhood can be partially to blame (or thank!) for McConaughey's weight gain. The Magic Mike star and wife Camila Alves welcomed a third child, baby son Livingston Alves McConaughey, into their growing brood on Dec. 28.

Livingston joins older siblings Levi, 4, and Vida, 3.

In November, McConaughey debuted a nearly 40-pound weight loss for his part as Ron Woodruff, a real-life drug addict in the 1980s, in upcoming film The Dallas Buyer's Club. The real-life Woodruff contracted HIV and became one of the first-ever AIDS activists.

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"I feel fine. I really do," he told the Daily Beast at the time of his frail appearance. "I got the means to lose the weight in a really healthy way. I'm eating fresh fish. I'm just eating small amounts. I'm not being starved … I'm taking care of myself."

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Matthew McConaughey Shows Healthy Weight Gain On New Orleans Movie Set

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