"I think I was a little naive when I first started acting, maybe ten years ago, and didn't quite realize the impact the way you look has on the people who are making casting decisions. I thought for a while I was going to find a career playing the fat friend, and that was totally fine -- it keeps you from waiting tables," he told Glamour UK magazine
about the amazing change in his physique
. "But doing Zero Dark Thirty
opened my eyes to the idea that I could be taken more seriously as a leading man character and so I thought I'd try that. But who knows, maybe this will be the last movie I'll be in shape for and then I'll get fat again. My wife would appreciate it. She likes me fat."