As Matthew McConaughey’s career renaissance continues with the release of Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar,” even the actor has to admit he’s changed. After a critically acclaimed and Emmy-nominated turn as Rust Cohle on “True Detective,” not to mention an Oscar for “Dallas Buyers Club,” the way he chooses his roles has greatly changed.
Speaking at a press conference for “Interstellar,” McConaughey says, “With respect to what’s happened to me over the last couple years, I’d say I have more obsession over what I’m doing at this moment. It could be the last one. I hope it’s not, but it could be.
“This is something that Chris [Nolan] and I talked about very early on in our approach. We talked about being obsessed and that the job you’re doing right now could be the last one,” he explains. “Or at least approach it like it is the only one. That’s a great reminder and a great way to go into everything.”
While McConaughey may treat every part like it’s the last he’ll play, he still has plenty he wants to accomplish. What those things are remain a mystery, though. “I’ve got some things I want to do that I won’t share,” he says. “They’re for me.”
“Interstellar” is in theaters Nov. 5 on select IMAX screens and Nov. 7 everywhere.