Matthew McConaughey reveals wife's advice on his risky decision to leave rom-coms


Matthew McConaughey recently revealed how his wife, Camila Alves McConaughey, has helped him find all-time highs in his career.

For years, the Academy-Award winning actor, 51, was widely known for his comedic roles in iconic romantic comedies like “How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days,” “The Wedding Planner,” and “Failure To Launch.”

"If you go deep in a rom-com, you can sink the ship," the actor said in an interview for AARP The Magazine, People reports. "In my life, though, I was going very deep. I found the love of my life in Camila. We had a newborn coming. I had more things to get angry about, laugh about, have more joy about and be sad about."

The actor continued, "I wanted to do work that reflected my personal vitality. But no matter how much of a pay cut I would take, dramas were not being offered to me. So I quit."

Since then, McConaughey’s career has reached new heights with dramatic roles in movies like 2014's “Interstellar,” and the hit HBO drama “True Detective.” The actor won the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance as a rodeo cowboy in “Dallas Buyers Club.”

McConaughey revealed that his wife’s love and support helped the actor’s career evolve into the success it is today.

"It was scary," he admitted. "But Camila said, 'If we're going to do this, we're not going to half-a-- it.'"

The actor, who married Camila in 2012, says that the decision to rebrand himself caused a brief lull in his career, even admitting to turning down a script for $14.5 million dollars.

"I unbranded those two years to then rebrand," McConaughey said. "The dramas came my way and I jumped on them."

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