Matthew McConaughey may have made himself a household name with romantic comedies, but in the September 2012 issue of Nylon Guys, the “Magic Mike” actor revealed that he’s actually trying to move away from those roles.
“On those romantic comedies, I’m going, ‘How do I keep the balls on the dude?’” he explained. “They’ve written it so you have to come back emasculated and go, ‘I’ve been no one without you. I was lost for all my life but now I found you—take me back.’ And my deal was always, ‘What f*cking chick wants that guy?’ C’mon, man, the guy’s gotta come back with dignity. So I said, ‘Let’s just hold out here. I’m going to wait until something really scares me, turns me on.’ And something happened… that allowed me to attract some things I was looking for, to where all of a sudden I was a really good idea for everyone.”
In the accompanying editorial, McConaughey wears a chic motorcycle jacket and lots of denim. Check out more photos from Nylon Guys below.