Matt Damon on gaining weight for “The Informant”

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Matt Damon had to gain additional thirty pounds in preparation for his upcoming movie “The Informant”, directed by Steven Soderbergh.

“It was very, very easy to gain weight,” Damon said at the 66th Venice Film Festival on Monday. “It was very, very fun, probably the funnest time I had working because I didn’t have to go to the gym after work and I just ate everything I could see.”

In this comedy-drama based on a true story, Damon plays the role of Mark Whitacre, an agri-business giant at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) who exposes his company’s multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI.