Matthew McConaughey Divulges Celebrity Crushes, When He Lost His Virginity And Other Fascinating Revelations In Interview

By 12.13.16

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Matthew McConaughey is without a doubt a Bro King. He lives an extraordinary life, so when we can get some insight into the actor’s fascinating life it is a noteworthy event. The actor gave an interview to Playboy and he provided some extraordinary revelations about his life that are tremendous.

McConaughey stars in the upcoming movie Gold with Edgar Ramirez and Bryce Dallas Howard about a gold-mining caper in an Indonesian jungle. For the role of Kenny Wells, McConaughey traded in his six-pack for a pot belly. Here’s how the actor made his amazingly easy transformation into the average American.

I don’t believe the way I look as Kenny is eccentric in any way. I wouldn’t play to that. That’s real weight, not prosthetics. My fighting weight is about 185, which is where I am now. I loved the scrappiness and vitality I felt when I was down at 135, the weight I was for Dallas Buyers Club. I’d gotten back to about 165 on True Detective, but with Gold it was, “This guy is a desirer. He fulfills. He’s a yes.” That got me thinking about my dad. Oh, man, he loved to eat, drink and host. He was six-three or six-four and weighed about 260 at one point. This guy Kenny takes all of it in too. He’s Captain Fun, acting like every day is Saturday even if he’s at the bottom of the barrel. Before we started shooting, I had a few months to indulge. If there was anything I wanted to eat or drink, I said yes. If I second-guessed myself, I had to have twice as much. To this day, my kids’ favorite daddy was when I was playing Kenny, because instead of having pizza just on Friday night, it was Tuesday night, any night.

He added that his wife Camila Alves loved “Captain Fun,” and he said he “was saying yes to every desire—without losing my marriage.”

The actor said his “body felt great” and the he “would wake up on Monday morning and go, “Let’s have another beer and cheeseburger!” Ah the grueling life of a Hollywood actor.


What about the rom-coms?

“I remember reading another rom-com script, laughing and going, ‘Fuck, I can do this tomorrow.’ That’s a fastball and it’s here right now.”

Eventually, McConaughey got weary of doing rom-com after rom-com after rom-com.

“You like doing these movies. They pay good. Then it became, Well, what if instead of this fastball, I read something that scares me a little bit?”

He told Playboy that his parents were “wild” and “physical,” especially his mother, who to this day, parties an hour later than Matthew.

“My mom’s middle fingers broke four times because of popping my dad on the forehead until he finally had to go snap.”

His dad saved a bird’s life once with mouth-to-mouth. What did you do today?

“We had a pet cockatiel and came home one time and found it swirling around the bottom of the toilet, where it had fallen in. I remember Dad hitting his knees, tears coming down, and putting the bird’s head in his mouth and blowing his lungs up just enough. Damn if that bird didn’t flap back to life. He had that bird for another five years.”


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