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Colt Prattes used McConaughey’s Dallas Buyers Club diet for Dirty Dancing role

Actor Colt Prattes adopted the extreme weight loss plan Matthew Mcconaughey used for Dallas Buyers Club to help him slim down for the TV remake of Dirty Dancing.
The star took on the role of Johnny Castle, which Patrick Swayze played in the beloved 1987 film, opposite Abigail Breslin’s Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman in the new revamp, and was asked to shed at least 20 pounds (nine kilograms) ahead of the shoot, which is set in the 1960s.
“I actually had to lose about 20 to 30 pounds for the movie because nobody was that big in the ’60s,” he told E! News. “I went on Matthew McConaughey’s Dallas Buyers Club diet as quick as I could.”
Colt, who is known for showing off his muscle-bound physique on social media, found out the secret to McConaughey’s drastic weightloss by hunting down a clip of a TV interview with the actor on YouTube.
“He said it’s like, eight ounces of fish in the morning, eight ounces of fish at night, and all the red wine you can drink,” Colt smiled.
Luckily, the 31-year-old didn’t have to lose as much weight as McConaughey, who famously dropped 47 pounds (21 kilograms) to portray an AIDS patient in the 2013 film, a role which earned him the Best Actor Oscar the following year (14).
Unfortunately, Colt’s efforts are unlikely to win him any awards – U.S. viewers who tuned in to the Dirty Dancing reboot on Wednesday night (24May17) took to social media to pan the update, with many branding it the “worst remake ever”.

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