Matthew McConaughey Talks Hypocrisy in Hollywood: Some Are Condescending


Movie star Matthew McConaughey has reinvented his image a number of times in Hollywood. From romantic-comedy heartthrob to his omnipresent voiceovers in the Lincoln commercials to lately, just an average, level-headed guy who happens to be in the movies.

The actor spoke with Russell Brand about the political divide in the country and how that has deepened in recent years.

He urged listeners to move toward the middle of the road, saying during the interview, “The two vehicles on either side of the political aisle are so far apart their f***ing tires aren’t even on the pavement anymore…I almost feel like to move to say, ‘No let’s get aggressively centric, I dare you.'”

The actor said, “There is a lot on that illiberal left that absolutely condescend, patronize or are arrogant towards that other 50%.”

He continued, “I’m sure you saw it in our industry when Trump was voted in four years ago. They were in denial that it was actually, that it was real. Some of them were in absolute denial.”

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McConaughey added, “It looks like Biden’s our guy. Now you’ve got the right that’s in denial. Because they’re saying it’s fake news. And I understand, they’ve been fed fake news. No one knows who the hell to believe, right?”

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McConaughey also noted that he is “100%” on board to encourage Americans to go vote in the elections. He then noted that unnecessary language and comments while pushing people to vote loses “50% of your audience,” adding, “That’s part of why so much of the nation of that 50% looks at us in Hollywood like, ‘Oh yeah, another celebrity over there, the West Coasters, the elites in the northeast.'”

McConaughey is fresh off the release of his memoir, titled “Greenlights.” In the book, he writes about looking for the “green lights” in life and accepting the red lights.

There were rumblings that the star might be considering a run for governor of Texas but he shot those down during a November interview with Stephen Colbert. The star has lived in Austin, Texas, for the past decade.

Asked about his political aspirations, McConaughey said, “I have no plans to do that right now.”

He added, “Right now, no. I don’t get politics. Politics seems to be a broken business, politics needs to redefine its purpose,” adding, “And so, as I move forward in life, yes, am I gonna consider leadership roles where I can be most useful.”

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