Unique Interview with Matthew McConaughey

Pursuitist highlight on our unique interview with Matthew McConaughey. A glance again on the Pursuitist interview with the Academy award-winning actor on the launch of the Lincoln MKC.

Matthew McConaughey is a kind of uncommon Hollywood luminaries who doesn’t search the highlight, however it at all times appears to be on him anyway. Dwelling in Austin, Texas the place he studied regulation on the College of Texas earlier than deciding to grow to be an actor, he eschews the normal trappings of a life in movie, selecting as a substitute to spend break day the set in his residence state with household and mates.

An Academy Award profitable actor for his brave efficiency in Dallas Purchaser’s Membership, McConaughey avoids typecasting having performed main and supporting roles in comedies, dramas, horror movies, interval items and sci-fi epics. His flip as detective Rustin Cohle in HBO’s True Detective added to his acclaim, incomes him finest actor nominations from each the Display screen Actors Guild and Golden Globes.

His most up-to-date starring position has been as a spokesperson for Lincoln Motor Firm, which, together with the introduction of the very succesful MKC, has helped the automotive firm considerably improve its gross sales prior to now yr, one thing he takes nice satisfaction in.

I caught up with Matthew at his annual fundraising occasion, Mack, Jack & McConaughey on the Austin Metropolis Limits Theater and he shared a couple of ideas with me about vehicles, his relationship with Lincoln and life usually.

Thanks for giving me a couple of minutes of your time throughout this busy weekend.
Don’t point out it. I’m completely satisfied to be right here.

In your industrial for the MKC, you say “I’ve been driving a Lincoln lengthy earlier than anybody paid me to.” What was the primary Lincoln you drove and what did you want about it?
It actually started within the movie The Lincoln Lawyer. I preferred that ’86 City Automobile a lot I purchased it. I simply cherished the way it felt. The way it drove. Typically I like driving it as a result of it’s so easy. I had a Navigator after that, and we had an Aviator that my then girlfriend, my spouse now, drove. She cherished it.

Speak to me in regards to the promoting marketing campaign.
Clearly the connection’s going nicely. I’ve been completely satisfied creatively with the spots.

Are they scripted?
Minimally, you recognize they’ve been very inclusive, I imply, look, they’re good they need me to greater than approve of them, they need me to get off to the concept and prefer it. So the company and I get collectively and we’ll discuss. We had a primary preliminary assembly the place we talked about who they’re, what Lincoln stands for and why they got here to me. We talked about the place that symbiosis is and the place we meet minds right here, and naturally promote. However I don’t need to be a salesman, I don’t need to be up there and go ‘Hey, purchase a Lincoln!’ I stated, ‘I’m not shopping for that.’ They usually stated that’s not what we wish. So we talked and I stated, ‘Look man, I like telling tales.’ I don’t need to sound like an commercial. So the very first thing they confirmed me, I used to be like, that’s actually fascinating. It’s introspective. It’s quirky. Some individuals are going to suppose that is bizarre. Nice. They’re going to suppose it’s humorous. I feel it’s sort of humorous. I additionally suppose it’s very true. Shoot, I discuss to myself on a regular basis so I simply obtained to do it in a automotive industrial.

So what do you consider the parodies?
Hey, complimentary derivatives. I haven’t seen all of them, however what occurred is nice. As a result of consciousness doesn’t imply exercise. We obtained consciousness however we additionally made an impression so folks not solely stated I’ve seen it all over the place, however they obtained up and stated I would like one. That’s the place the magic occurred someplace.

Are you a automotive man?
A automotive and truck man. I wish to customise issues. I custom-made the again of that previous Lincoln after Lincoln Lawyer to be my cell workplace. I had a kind of little laptop computer desks like in a police automotive, and I had a cooler in there, in order that was my cell workplace. Then I had a van that I custom-made so I may mainly stay out of that whereas I traveled after which I graduated to an Airstream. I’ve obtained three Airstreams now they usually’re all custom-made other ways. The benefit of these is there’s not sufficient sq. footage to blow all of your cash.

So that you’re a automotive man, a journey man, do you ever take highway journeys?
Hell yeah.

What’s your favourite vacation spot?
I solely choose one factor; North, South, East or West. I simply get on the highway and go. That’s the purpose. The one different governor I give myself is what’s the time restrict. Alright I obtained two months, we’ll simply head out and after I get going I’ll determine the place I’m going. You realize, you journey, you’re not free proper whenever you stroll out the door. You’ve obtained to get out and get your separation earlier than you possibly can quiet down and go, ‘Ah, now I’m on time.’ Once I depart enterprise, once I depart L.A. the clock’s shifting too quick.

Inform me a couple of current highway journey.
I’m on the highway each weekend now. I’m on set in Louisiana for my new film, however I drive residence each weekend to be with my household. I obtained my new Navigator in January and I’ve already put 13,000 miles on it. Man, that’s a variety of miles, however I adore it. I like the solitude. It’s nice to have a while to myself.

What do you take heed to whenever you’re within the automotive?
I begin out the morning with my NPR then I’ll ease into another stuff, after which who is aware of round 2 AM I’ll most likely be listening to Pink Floyd.

Matthew, thanks a lot on your time. It’s been nice sharing the highway with you.
My pleasure, thanks for coming.

Christopher Parr

Christopher Parr, is the Editor and Chief Content material Creator for Pursuitist, and a contributing author to USA As we speak, Enterprise Insider — and the on-air host of Journey Tuesday on Stay at 4 CBS. He’s an award-winning luxurious advertising and marketing veteran, author, a frequent speaker at luxurious and interactive advertising and marketing conferences and a pioneer in net publishing. USA As we speak has named him one of many “Prime 10 Luxurious Journey Bloggers” — and Madison Journal honored him as one of many “Prime 20 Most Influential Folks in Madison.”

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