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Which It’s Always Sunny Star Gained 50 Pounds for Fun?

When It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia returns this September, you can expect the characters to be as venal as they've ever been, though there is one slight change: Rob McElhenney, who plays Mac, has gained 50 pounds between seasons, simply because he thought it would be a hilarious character trait. “We were a little on the fence about it for his own personal health and safety," his co-star Charlie Day told Screen Junkies, “but it has definitely made Mac a lot funnier.” We would have accepted the "I just had a baby" excuse for the extra poundage (since McElhenney and his co-star Kailin Olson are new parents), but that is some De Niro-level commitment. [Screen Junkies]

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