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Matthew McConaughey Shares the Story Behind His 'Titanic' Audition

Matthew McConaughey is sharing some new details about auditioning for Titanic!

During an interview on Rob Lowe‘s podcast Literally with Rob Lowe, the 51-year-old actor opened up about the audition process for the 1997 James Cameron film, which he wrote about in his new book Greenlight.

“So I went and read with Kate Winslet and it was not one of the auditions—they filmed it so it was like into screen test time,” the Interstellar star shared. “After we left, you know, it was one of those ones where they, like, followed me and on when we got outside they were like, ‘That went great.’ I mean, kind of like hugs. I really thought it was going to happen.”

Despite the seemingly successful audition, Matthew was never offered the role. The actor added, “For a while I was saying like, ‘Who was my—I gotta find that agent. They’re in trouble. I did not ever get the offer.”

Matthew would later go on to star alongside Titanic’s leading man Leonardo DiCaprio in the Martin Scorsese film Wolf of Wall Street.

“He wants you to win,” Matthew said of Leo. “Not everyone is like that. They don’t want you to win.”

Matthew starred in a hilarious new commercial for the Super Bowl. Click here to watch it!

Flat Matthew McConaughey Stars in Doritos' Super Bowl Commercial 2021 - Watch Now!

Matthew McConaughey looks a little different in the new Doritos Super Bowl commercial!

The actor plays a flat version of himself in the new ad and seems to be having a difficult time adjusting to being 2D.

“Lately I just having been feeling quite like myself,” he narrates.

Matthew is shown getting knocked backwards by a football pass, ignored at a coffee shop, and nearly getting blown away by the wind.

He even gets made fun of by Jimmy Kimmel and Mindy Kaling during an appearance on the former’s talk show. Jimmy jokes, “Did you drive here, or did you arrive by fax?”

Thankfully, the Interstellar star goes back to his normal three-dimensional self after eating a 3D Dorito.

Check out the full video below!

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'The Wedding Planner' Almost Starred These Two Actors Instead of Jennifer Lopez & Matthew McConaughey

It turns out that Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey weren’t the original actors that the studio had wanted to star in The Wedding Planner.

Adam Shankman, who directed the movie, opened up in a new interview to celebrate the flick’s 20th anniversary about who was originally slated to star.

When the film was in the very beginning stages, and associated with the now defunct Fine Line Features, Minnie Driver was set as Mary Fiore.

“Fine Line was trying to get into more of a commercial market, and they really liked this script,” Adam shared. “The plot was essentially the same, but it was going to be a very low-budget indie movie.”

However, the movie with Minnie didn’t get off the ground and then, other A-list stars then, including Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. were also circling the project.

“Those actors were people who were talked about, but no one was ever officially cast.”

Jennifer was ultimately cast in the project as Mary. However, the role of Dr. Steve Edison was still vacant and that’s when Adam turned to Brendan Fraser.

“I had been working with Brendan a lot as a choreographer — we did everything from George of the Jungle to Mrs. Winterbourne together. So I talked to him, and he was in,” he says. “But then he switched agencies while we were negotiating, and the new agency pulled him out of our movie and into Bedazzled.”

He went on, “That was a really dark day for me, because we were a month-and-a-half away from starting rehearsal and we had sold the movie on Jennifer and Brendan.”

The only actor available to join the movie was Matthew, who was the best choice in the end as he and Jennifer “got on like wildfire.”

“I have never seen two people who, on the surface, are more different than Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey, but they were absolutely adorable together,” Adam added. “They had very different processes, but they allowed each other the space and freedom to work those processes.”

If you didn’t watch, check out Jennifer and Matthew‘s reunion here!

Jennifer Lopez & Matthew McConaughey Reminisce About 'The Wedding Planner' During Zoom Reunion

Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey have virtually reunited to reminisce about The Wedding Planner for its 20th anniversary.

The two actors, who played Mary and Steve in the romantic comedy, shared compliments of each other over their Zoom reunion.

“You said, ‘Miss Lopez, I’m going to kiss you now.’ And I said, ‘OK, let’s do it. Let’s hit it,’” Jennifer recalled to him. “When you do these movies…we’ve been lucky enough to continue doing what we love, there’s certain moments that always stick out in your head.”

She added that she “enjoyed working with you. We had such a nice rapport and chemistry. We were somewhat at the beginning of our careers at that time. It was exciting to be working on any movie. I still feel that way. It was a magical time. I’m such a romantic too that working on those types of movies have a real feel for me.”

“In a way, [The Wedding Planner] was the last of the rom-coms,” Matthew mused. “The rom-com doesn’t get made anymore…”

“We did Monster-In-Law after we did Wedding Planner,” Jennifer noted, reiterating his thoughts about the genre. “That was a lot of fun, that was that era. But you’re right. Now I’m about to do another one, I have one in the can, I’m about to do another one.”

“I wanna know there’s a happily ever after, I wanna know that. Even though we know we’ve lived through a tough year, miracles still happen, love prevails, things can go right, for sure.”

Jennifer and Matthew first reconnected about the film last year, and here’s what they said about reteaming for a third time…

Matthew McConaughey Stars in Upcoming Doritos Super Bowl 2021 Commercial

Matthew McConaughey is taking on a starring role!

The 51-year-old actor was revealed as “Flat Matthew” in the Doritos ad for the 2021 Super Bowl following a teaser of the clip, which featured Mindy Kaling and Jimmy Kimmel.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Matthew McConaughey

In a teaser released on Friday (January 22), the identity of “Flat Matthew” is revealed to be Matthew McConaughey. Two children notice a dog walk past their driveway and one of them asks their mom, “Why is that dog flying a kite?”

The other asks, “Why does the kite look like Matthew McConaughey?”

The mom looks up, shocked to see the actor asking for “a little help.”

While we wait for the 2021 ads, check out the 10 best Super Bowl 2020 commercials.

Matthew recently revealed a new addition to his family. Find out more!

Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves Adopt New Puppy!

The McConaughey family just got a little bigger!

Matthew McConaughey‘s wife Camila Alves took to her Twitter on Friday (January 15) to reveal that their family just adopted a new puppy.

“New addition to the family ❤️🐶 what was I thinking!!! 🤷🏽‍♀️ 🤷🏽‍♀️ 4 months old…THANK YOU @humanesociety for what you do!! This little one has a home now! 👊🏽👊🏽” Camila captioned the selfie while laying on the couch with the pup all snuggled up on top of her.

While it’s unclear how many pets the McConaughey family have, Camila recently shared a video giving their dog Cheesy a belly rub, and also shared a photo of another dog they adopted back in August 2019.

Then in October 2019, Camila shared a video of their family cat licking one of their kids.

Camila and the 51-year-old actor have been married since 2012 and have three kids – sons Levi, 12, and Livingston, 8, and daughter Vida, 11.

Many fans couldn’t believe the resemblance between Matthew and Levi. Check out a rare, new photo of Levi here!

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Matthew McConaughey Defends His Stance on 'Illiberals' While Talking Political Divide in the U.S.

Matthew McConaughey is once again talking politics.

During a new interview with Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain, the 51-year-old actor criticized the “illiberal left” for preventing confrontations by silencing opposing views.

“We need liberals, what I don’t think we need is illiberals,” Matt shared. “What I don’t think some liberals see is they’re being cannibalized by the illiberals. There are extremes on both sides that I think are unfair… the extreme left and extreme right completely illegitimize the other side. They exaggerate the other side’s stance into an irrational state that makes no sense. That’s not fair.”

Matt then went on to say that he feels confrontation makes democracy work “really well,” but according to him, there isn’t enough confrontation happening right now.

“I would argue we don’t have true confrontation right now, confrontation that gives some validation and legitimizes the opposing point of view,” Matt explained. “We don’t give a legitimacy or validation to an opposing point of view, we make it persona non grata, and that’s unconstitutional.”

This is now the second time Matthew McConaughey has shared his views on the “illiberal left” and last time people did not react well to his comments.