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Matthew McConaughey Remembers One Of His First Jobs in Trisha Yearwood's Music Video

Matthew McConaughey Remembers One Of His First Jobs in Trisha Yearwood's Music Video

Matthew McConaughey is opening up about one of his first major jobs.

Turns out that the 51-year-old actor appeared in Trisha Yearwood‘s “Walkaway Joe” music video and the two reminisced on the project while she and her husband, Garth Brooks, guest hosted The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Click inside to see what they said about the video…

“I want to thank you because I’ve never had the chance to publicly thank you … for being in the video for ‘Walkaway Joe,’” Trisha told him as he Zoomed into the interview. “It’s been almost 25, 30 years ago now!”

She joked with him that she tells “everybody that this was one of your first things that you did and that I basically gave you a career and now you’re way more famous than me.”

“But do you have any memory of doing that? Because we were not in the same place. You were in Austin and I was in Nashville,” Trisha asked him.

Scroll down to see what he said…


Matthew
remembered that he was actually in college when the video shoot happened and ditched a day of classes for the audition.

“I remember I was wearing a pager at the time, because I remember I was in school at the University of Texas and anytime that pager would go off, and they’d say, ‘Can you get to San Antonio and audition for this beer commercial or this music video?’ I’d bam! Out of class. I’m out of here, trying it out,” he said. “Well, I was about 0 for 18, and then I got the pager came on to come try out for this video, and I got that one.”

Matthew continued, adding that the video was “much different than they do now” because it told an actual story.

“It’s a little story, the Walkaway Joe, they meet. It’s a great day. They go swimming. They hang out. They run hand in hand. They end up back at a ‘motel,’ not a hotel. Everything went well, and all of a sudden old Walkaway Joe just slips on out the door. He’s the wrong kind of guy.”

Watch the video for the song below!

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Photos: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros
Posted to: Garth Brooks, Matthew McConaughey, Trisha Yearwood

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