Matthew McConaughey sat down for a featured interview in the latest issue of Details magazine.
The former romantic comedy headliner has matured as he steps into his new role as a real-life family man. The actor explained, “I never said, ‘Oh, I want to go do darker or edgier stuff…’ I just said, ‘I’m going to take some time off. I have to take care of my family right now. We’ve got the means in the bank account, we’ve got a roof over our head, we’re gonna eat well, we’re fine. So let’s take some introspective time.’ It wasn’t a mini-retirement. It was just that I wanted to listen to myself and be a bit more discerning.”
McConaughey continued, “I enjoyed what I was doing, but I felt like it last time and I can do it again tomorrow. I just wanted to shake in my boots. I want to go deal with some real consequence in films. I remember writing this down: ‘I want to be able to hang my hat on the humanity of the character every day.”
Check out a special video from McConaughey’s Details cover shoot below.