American actor Matthew McConaughey finds it exciting to do ‘bad things’ on screen, says: ‘Being bad is the best’
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However, he thinks such roles are only good for “quiet” actors in their own lives.
McConaughey is quoted by the Daily Star newspaper as saying, “Being bad is best. It just is.”
“It shouldn’t be, but doing bad things or depraved drama. And without repercussions – in other words, you go home, you see your family at the end of the day – you know, I love it.”
“I think it’s true that you have to be in a calm open space in your life first if you want to do this and I’m happy to say I’m definitely there. So beyond that I feel that there is real freedom in losing light on a character’s shadow.”
The actor became a Hollywood heartthrob after starring in films like ‘The Wedding Planner’, ‘Ghosts of Girlfriends Past’ and ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’.
He said: “Now 14 months go by after those six months of nothing happening, I call my agent every other day, ‘What’s the matter?’ …”Dude, no one even mentions your name. I bring up your name, they say, ‘I don’t even want to talk about it.’ Now I’m like, ‘Maybe I just took a one-way ticket to Hollywood. I may never work in Hollywood again’.”
“But I had an intuition that I was like every day – you know when you go and you endure something and you take a pennant, with every day you build a little more honor and strength for it. train in this, the less there will even be a possibility of me coming back. I wasn’t coming back.
However, the actor’s plan worked, as his self-imposed exile made people want to cast him in different projects.
“I was like, ‘Where the hell is McConaughey? He’s not in a rom-com in the theater in front of me. He’s not in a rom-com in my living room. I don’t see him shirtless on the beach, where the hell is he? I don’t know what he’s doing.”
“I found anonymity. I don’t have a mark anymore, then when these came to me, the scripts told me I wanted to do this drama fair, I attacked it with fangs at instead and I just ate it, because I knew what I wanted to do, but it was the removal of branding. It was the return to anonymity.”