Rob McElhenney Packs on 50 Lbs. for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

06/25/2011 at 06:00 PM EDT

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Rob McElhenney Gains 50 Lbs.
Rob McElhenney (last fall, left) and June 20
Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic, Vince Bucci/PictureGroup
The cast of the FX comedy It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has always been skinny on the verge of scrawny, with the barrel-keg exception of Danny DeVito. Now, surprisingly, star Rob McElhenney has gone and done a "DeNiro."

Recent photos confirm that the 34-year-old actor, who co-created the TV series about a bunch of mindless lowlifes, has been keeping his head fully immersed in a feedbag causing him to reportedly gain about 50 lbs.

With his beard, he now looks like Kenny Rogers' son.

McElhenney, who plays Mac, apparently did it to fuel more of the show's rude, dumb-and-dumber humor when Philadelphia returns in September. He posted a note on Facebook: "Fat Mac for Season 7?"



"It's been disgusting to watch him go through with this adventure," costar Charlie Day told the online site Screen Junkies. "We were a little on the fence about it for his own personal health and safety, but it has definitely made Mac a lot funnier."

McElhenney and his wife and very slender costar Kaitlin Olson, 35, welcomed a baby boy, Axel Lee, last fall.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters