Matthew McConaughey on Christopher Nolan's Interstellar

News Glen Chapman 20 Feb 2014 - 06:27

Matthew McConaughey has been chatting about his part in Christopher Nolan's upcoming sci-fi movie Interstellar

You don't need us to tell you that Matthew McConaughey is on form of late, showcasing a renewed focus and the ability to select interesting project after interesting project. It's now definitely a case that he's working on films truly worthy of his talents.

Currently receiving praise and awards season buzz for Dallas Buyers Club and further praise for HBO's True Detective, he has the small matter of Christopher Nolan's next film, Interstellar, to discuss as it's due at the end of the year.

In a recent interview, McConaughey has been chatting about Interstellar, telling Variety that  "it's the most ambitious thing he's ever done. And he's done some ambitious stuff. There's no fucking around on set. He's a great problem solver. In that way, he's very indie. Here's a guy who could have whatever budget he wants – and we finished shooting early".

McConaughey went on to discuss the audition process for the role. "He came up to me and said, 'Mud. I love that movie.' I sat down with him for about two-and-a-half hours at his house. Not one word came up about Interstellar. I walked out not sure what to think. I mean, he's not the guy who takes general meetings".

Nolan, meanwhile,  has also discussed McConaughey's casting. "Matthew works from the inside out", Nolan enthused. "He approaches the character from a deep human understanding, refusing to take shortcuts to an emotional connection with the audience – all while never losing sight of the demands of the overall narrative".

Interstellar is due for release on November 7th 2014.


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It sitll sounds really good. Though the talk of budget and ambition kinda makes me fear that this film will be more like Inception than like Nolan's earlier work such as Memento and The Prestige which I prefered.

Matthew is on FIRE right now - Dallas Buyers Club and True Detective are an incredible display of his talents. Rustin Cohle is surely the most interesting character on TV since Walter White/Heisenberg, so I can't wait to see what he has up his sleeve for Interstellar. Nolan AND McConaughey - we truly are spoilt. :)

You ever seen Following? I think it was his first and it's amazing.

loved that noir feel of it all

I noticed one of the mains was called Cobb, too. Think Inception was always the film he wanted to make, even back then? ;)

Yes I've seen it. I thought it was brilliant. My favourite Nolan film is undoubtably The Prestige but I really liked Following as well. His weakest after The Batman films is probably Insomnia but it speaks for the man that one of his weakest films is still one of the best thrillers I've seen and one of the very few remakes I know that's actually better than the original. (which is quite good as well)

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