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Matthew McConaughey Dishes On How He Landed His Villainous Role in 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre'

Matthew McConaughey Dishes On How He Landed His Villainous Role in 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre'

Matthew McConaughey is opening up about how he got the lead villain role in Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

In a new video posted to his YouTube channel, the 51-year-old actor shared with fans the wild story behind him landing the role.

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Apparently, Matthew was actually up for another role in the movie, and it was a one-day role with absolutely no lines.

“I had already done Dazed and Confused the summer before in Austin, Texas,” he shared. “Now I went back to school, graduated my senior year and had my U-Haul packed up and just as I was about to drive out to Hollywood to try to get a job, I got offered this role in this horror picture.”

Matthew was asked if he knew any actors who could play the lead killer, Vilmer Slaughter, and told director Kim Henkel a few names and left. But as he thought about it, it figured he could also play the part.

“As I got to the end of the curb to my truck — which already had my U-Haul packed up to come to California behind it — I said, ‘I should try out for that role,’” he explained, also adding that he needed an actress to play opposite him for the last-minute audition.

He continued, “The girl who was the secretary goes ‘I’ll do it!’ and I said ‘Okay’ and right then I ran to the kitchen that was in this house where the office was, grabbed a big tablespoon out of the drawer, came back in and just pinned her into the corner and acted like it was a weapon,” he said. “And did it until she, like, cried.”

“Kim was like, ‘That was good,’ and the girl was like, ‘Yeah that was really good you really scared me!” Matthew said.

He ultimately landed the role, opposite a then unknown Renee Zellweger.

“I had to unpack the U-Haul and go sleep on a friend’s couch for the next 30 days.”

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