Matthew McConaughey spoke of the death of his father James, who died in 1992.
Ahead of the release of his long-awaited memoir, Greenlights, The 50-year-old Oscar winner teased the content that turns the pages of this week’s cover with People.
Almost three decades after her father’s death, the star recalled the moment her “knees bowed” upon hearing the devastating news from her mother.
Open Book: Matthew McConaughey spoke of the death of his father James, who passed away in 1992, before the release of his highly anticipated memoir, Greenlights; seen last january
“I couldn’t believe it. It was my father. Nobody or nothing could kill him, ”he told the media. “Except mom.
Speaking of his father, he explained: “He had always said to me and to my brothers:” Boys, when I go, I will make love to your mother “. And that’s what happened. He had a heart attack in his prime.
Despite his parents’ passionate romance, he revealed the couple “were sometimes violent” and “twice divorced, three times married”.
Surprised: Almost three decades after her father’s death, the star recalled the moment her “knees bowed” upon hearing the devastating news from her mother (pictured in 2014)
“It was like the Pacific Ocean in a storm,” he said of the relationship between mother and father.
The beloved son, who tried to put his mother in touch with Hugh Grant’s widowed father, James Grant, 91, earlier this year, has an entirely different relationship with his wife, Camila Alves.
In the same interview, McConaughey pointed out, unlike his parents, that he “doesn’t remember” the last time he raised his voice to Alves, whom he married in 2012.
Long-time love: McConaughey says, unlike his parents, he “can’t remember the last time he raised his voice” to Alves, whom he married in 2012
“It takes a lot for me to explode,” he continued. “I think I’m doing a really good job of trying to maintain and take care of every relationship in my family, well enough, so that I don’t get to a point where I’m exacerbated or have to raise my voice.
While talking about the mother of his three children, Levi, 12, Vida, 10 and Livingston, eight, he says they have “a love that we never question.”
His next memoir will also cover his impressive Hollywood career and his now infamous pinch with the law in 1999.
Happy family: While talking about the mother of his three children Levi, 12, Vida, 10, and Livingston, eight, he says they have “a love we never question” (seen in 2019 )
Matthew’s transformation from Hollywood bad boy to family man has coincided with his shift from mellow romantic comedies to hard-hitting blockbusters, a movement dubbed “McConaissance.”
Discussing his biography with The Times Magazine, Matthew revealed that his wild past stems from his unconventional childhood.
Yet despite a tumultuous life, he is “more reliable than anyone in his family,” having grown up with his unconventional parents.
Candidate: Matthew McConaughey reflected on his tumultuous Hollywood career, including his now infamous brush with the law in 1999, following the publication of his new memoir
In the interview, Matthew detailed his parents’ heated marriage, including when his mother threatened her husband with a knife after making a flippant remark about his weight.
Only four years old at the time, he explained that this kind of behavior was common between his parents and that it was not something he was generally protected from.
Matthew also insisted that despite a few violent moments, he grew up in a predominantly loving family, saying it “was part of the beauty of our family.”
Childhood: Discussing his biography with The Times Magazine, Matthew revealed his savage past stems from his unconventional childhood
For many years after his 1993 screen debut, Dazed and Confused, Matthew was called the “new Paul Newman,” but thanks to a myriad of romantic comedy roles – and his contact with the law – he became best known for his shirtless character.
But Matthew explained that several years ago he ordered his agent to turn down other roles of this nature, and that raised fears that his career was over as the roles dried up.
He said: “I didn’t know how long this was going to last. And that lasted quite a long time. Long enough to become a new good idea.
“Eventually people started to wonder, ‘Where’s Shirtless on the beach? “” Until two years later when those roles started to emerge and I just attacked them.
Making a difference: the actor, who has reinvented himself in recent years by turning down romantic comedy roles in favor of more dramatic work, and won an Oscar for the Dallas Buyers Club in 2014
Matthew’s acclaimed performance at the Dallas Buyers Club led to his Oscar victory in 2014, and he went on to appear in dramatic roles, including True Detective and Interstellar.
His next project is on the animated film Sing 2, where he will reprise his voice over role as a koala, named Buster Moon.
During the lockdown, Matthew became a viral sensation thanks to his PSA character Bobby Bandito, a cowboy bounty hunter teaching Americans how to make masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.