In the April issue of Details magazine, McConaughey opens up about movie roles, how his family fits in and what he thinks about his pal Lance Armstrong’s doping admission.
“He told a lie, he’s not a liar,” McConaughey muses in an interview with the magazine of his now infamous cyclist friend.
Matthew did suggest he was hurt by Lance’s admission earlier this year that he was involved in doping, but all is forgiven.
“When it came out, I took it personally, but then I realized it ain’t personal to him. I was going, ‘That son of a bitch!’ but then I thought, ‘Well, what was he supposed to do? Call me to the side and go, ‘Hey, I did this?’”
“But I’m happy for him now,” added McConaughey, “because despite all this outside conflict, he doesn’t have this inner conflict anymore.”
Matthew also opened up about his life and career in the new interview, discussing the idea of being selfish, according to Details.
Still remaining as introspective as ever, he admits that he’s become more selfish now that he has a wife and three children to go along with his A-list career.
He says: “I’m just as thankful now as I ever was, but I’m choosing to be more selfish. I remember feeling not sure about what I wanted to do and feeling — I’m not sure despondent is the right word, but a feeling like things are plateauing. I wanted
more evolution. I want to feel ascension in the grade. Because I was feeling a lot of ascension in my personal life, qualitative evolution. I wanted to close the gap between who I am and the life I’m living and my work life. So I think I got really selfish. You start a family and you get selfish.”
the 43-year-old Texas native credits his wife and the mother of his three children, Camila Alves, with supporting him through the hectic pace of movie-stardom: “I’ve got a wife who challenges me,” he said. “There were two movies I wanted to do last year, but they were back-to-back with no separation. She was like, ‘You want to do it- buck up, grab your nuts, and make it happen. We’ll be there with you.’”
The April issue of Details gives you the complete story which is on stands March 26.