Rob McElhenney gained fifty pounds to play Mac this season. Why? For the sheer comedy of playing his character as a fat guy. “It’s been disgusting to watch him go through with this adventure,” said Charlie Day. “We were a little on the fence about it for his own personal health and safety,” he added, “but it has definitely made Mac a lot funnier.”
How committed are the actors of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia to the dirtiness of their show and its characters? Very committed, it turns out.
That is completely amazing. How long will he stay fat? Is this a permanent thing? It’s a lot easier to gain 50 pounds than it is to lose them. The fact that this wasn’t for a specific episode or anything, just because it would be funny, just makes the whole thing better. How do his co-stars top this? Will Charlie lose a pinky? Will Frank get a real face tattoo? The new season can’t come soon enough. [via]