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Published On: Mon, Oct 21st, 2013

Matthew McConaughey discusses ‘Interstellar’ and working with Christopher Nolan

While promoting his new film Dallas Buyers Club, Matthew McConaughey spoke about joining Christopher Nolan’s next film, Interstellar.

Talking with Hit Fix McConaughey discussed the larger scope of the new science fiction film compared to some of his recent projects.

Dark-Knight-Rises-image-Christopher-Nolan-IMAX banner“You know, Chris is a great mind,” McConaughey told me. “His brother wrote the script, he’s got a hand in the script, and this is a big movie. So there’s a lot of things that have to be coordinated to make a scene work, which is different than something like [‘Dallas Buyers Club’]: 25 days, one camera, no lights, it’s about performance, follow this guy’s life, ‘go.’ There’s no time to be ‘considerate.’ So there’s a lot of things to ‘consider’ with a larger-scope movie like this where also the director is doing many things with the story. But when we’re shooting the scenes, it’s like you’re on an independent. It’s, ‘Get after it,’ a couple of takes, ‘We got it; move on.’ It’s not overly precious.”

The Contact star is now in a place in career where is seeking rewarding roles and explained how Interstellar can fit that bill.

“What I’ve gotten out of the last two years that’s been so rewarding to me is I’ve been getting these experiences, man, just feeling like I’m in the clay, man, I’m deep in, man, I’m in it,” he told me, talking with his hands for emphasis. “So going into a big movie I had a bit of fear, going like, ‘Was it so much of a machine that I’m going to still be able to have an experience?’ So that’s what I’m working on, that I am getting. Because I’m holding on and saying, ‘No, I’m still going to have an experience today. I still had an experience on Friday.’ I’m serving his story but I’m still having a personal experience. And that was my biggest fear, or biggest trepidation going into it, but I have to say, I’m getting one out of it.”

Interstellar arrives in theaters November 7, 2014.

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