12/03/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Jim Carrey Fattens Up (PHOTOS)

Jim Carrey appears to be taking his role in the "Three Stooges" seriously, visibly fattening up as planned for his role as Curly. He was out in LA Thursday night with a round face partially obscured by a new beard and glasses.

Back in April his girlfriend Jenny McCarthy told Ellen Degeneres that Carrey was beginning to pack on the pounds.

"He's going to gain 50 pounds to play Curly. He's just having so much fun with it," Jenny told Ellen.

"I have no idea what it's going to be like when he hits near 300 pounds. But, you know, he's in his comedy. He works hard at it."


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