Matthew McConaughey has gone from King of the rom-com, to stripper boss, to Academy Award winner. In an exclusive interview with OK! Magazine, the 44-year-old Texan talks about his new movie, Interstellar (which is already generating Oscar buzz!), his family, his wife Camila Alves’ influence on his career, and why he’s shifted from rom-com to drama.

On quitting rom-coms: “After [Ghosts of Girlfriends Past], I knew I didn’t want to make any more romantic comedies. I was about to turn 40 and didn’t want to waste my time making a movie that I didn’t feel passionate about. It was a little nerve-wracking to turn down roles that paid a lot of money, but pretty soon word got out not to bother sending me those kinds of scripts.”

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On his relationship with Camila: “Before I met Camila, I was a bit of a wild boy. She tamed me instantly.”

On being an actor: “I thought I was going to be a lawyer. Then I read The Greatest Salesman in the World, and realized I wanted to make films, to tell stories.”

For Matthew’s full interview, pick up the latest issue of OK! magazine, on stands now.


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