Matthew McConaughey’s Free State of Jones is out this week, and it’s his first big film since Interstellar (2014, people) and he needs it to be a hit. Unfortunately that’s probs not going to happen, because it’s getting bad reviews. So Matt’s trying to promo the EFF out of the thing, as shown by this People cover interview.
Now, McConaughey’s interviews are usually pretty sweet, and this one is no different. He’s quick to share anecdotes about his wife, Camila Alves, and family life which is nice. Here’s some of what he told People, from their print edition and if you’re still not sated, check out this hour long interview on their site. My favorite part is McConaughey describing how he met his wife, which is TOO MUCH:
Do you remember the first time you met Camila? Damn right. [At] Jones, a club. [In Los Angeles in 2006]. I’m not a club guy, but I went with my buddy Lance [Armstrong] and some other friends. We’d had a great day at the beach; it was one of those summers where every day was just another green light. I was making margaritas at the table, and out of the corner of my eye this sort of aqua-green figure went floating across the frame about 20 feet in front of me. My eye went up, and I remember what came out of my mouth. I didn’t say, “Who is that?” I went, “What is that?” As I was trying to get that’s attention across the room, I went in my head, “This is not the kind of woman you call over across the room, McConaughey. Get your ass out of the chair and go get her.” Which I did. So I went over and I asked her and her friends to come sit down, which every man should know, invite the friends and that’s the way they’ll come on their own, which she did. She spoke Portugese over the loud music, and I spoke and understood Portuguese better than I’ve ever understood her in our nine years of dating. I also spoke the best Spanish I’ve ever spoken, which was close enough to Portuguese that night to be the international language of love. It worked out.
Why do you think that was the one? Beautiful women were around you all the time. I believe two things. Got to be the right person, but it has to be the right time. I was not looking. I was very happily single and healthily single. I was sleeping well, I was spiritually sound. I was good with hanging with him. We met and the self-respect she had, the way I understood her and her relationship with family, the way she respected me but never took anything for granted, not putting on any airs whatsoever. You know when you catch the airs. You catch them in the silent moments. There was none of that. So we went on our first date, three nights later, and I knew then the next night after that I wanted to go on another date. I’ve been wanting to go on a date with her for the last nine years and not with anybody else.
And it happened fast. We had children first. Two of our children before we got married, before she handed me the invitation to our wedding. I was all for marriage and she was like “So when you going to get to it? We’re going to make time.”
(Via People Magazine, print edition)
I LOVE THIS! I remember when McConaughey first started dating Alves because we would get paparazzi pics of him grilling outside his Airstream trailer. YAH. Remember that? I love hearing actors talk about their wives so glowingly. ROMANCE IS REAL, y’all!