Bryce Dallas Howard was disappointed to find her one-time crush Matthew McConaughey had piled on 50 pounds (22.6 kilograms) when they teamed up to play lovers in Gold.
The actress had a huge teenage crush on the Oscar winner when he starred in her director dad Ron Howard’s movie EdTV, and she was excited to get romantic with Matthew – but she didn’t realize he’d be playing a balding, chubby, middle-aged treasure hunter in the 2016 film.
McConaughey piled on the weight to play Kenny Wells in the film and Bryce had a problem disguising her disappointment on day one.
“For me, as a young woman coming of age, I had a healthy… I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, that man!’
“So, when I got to set, I was expecting the Adonis that Matthew McConaughey is and instead I was greeted by Kenny Wells.”