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Matthew McConaughey Recalls The Advice Wife Camila Alves Gave Him When He Wanted To Leave Rom-Coms Behind

Matthew McConaughey Recalls The Advice Wife Camila Alves Gave Him When He Wanted To Leave Rom-Coms Behind

Camila Alves once gave her husband, Matthew McConaughey, some really good advice when he was weighing the options of giving up romantic comedy roles for good.

The 51-year-old actor starred in a slew of rom com movies, including The Wedding Planner, How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Failure to Launch and more in the early 2000s before going on to more dramatic roles.

Speaking to AARP The Magazine, Matthew shared the wise words Camila told him.

Click inside to see what the advice was that Camila Alves gave to Matthew McConaughey…

“I was leading a successful life as an actor. I was the go-to rom-com guy. I liked doing rom-coms. They paid well,” he said of some of his most famous roles. “But I remember noticing at that time that my life was getting very deep. I found the love of my life in [my wife] Camila [Alves]. We had a newborn coming. I had more joy, I had more sadness.”

Matthew went on, “The extremes, the ceilings and the basements of my own emotions of my life had more depth and more height to them. So my work, I felt like, ‘Oh, I’ve got to kind of compress that with these rom-coms.’”

“But I still said, ‘Boy, I’d sure like to do some work that challenges the vitality that I’m feeling in my life. And that work, dramas, were not being offered to me.”

It was then that Camila gave him the advice that kicked off a path that ultimately led to his Oscar.

“It was scary. But Camila said, ‘If we’re going to do this, we’re not going to half-ass it,’” Matthew shared. “So I go on this sabbatical away from Hollywood. I say no to every rom-com script that comes in to me. I even turn one down for $14.5 million.”

He then shared that just as he did that, “ring! The Lincoln Lawyer. Killer Joe. Mud. Bernie. Magic Mike. True Detective. Dallas Buyers Club.”

Just recently, Matthew reunited with one of his rom-com leading ladies, Jennifer Lopez. Check out their chat here!

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