In 1992, Matthew McConaughey received a call from his mother, Kay. At the end of the line, the latter announced a sad news to the comedian, recently interviewed by the American magazine People as part of the publication of his book, called Greenlights. “Your father is dead,” she told him. “My knees buckled. I couldn’t believe it. It was my dad. No one and nothing could kill him. Except mom,” the comedian recalled. It was then that he learned that his father, James Donald McConaughey, had succumbed to cardiac arrest while he was in the midst of his wife.
A revelation that brought back memories to Matthew McConaughey, almost 30 years after the fact. “He always told me and my brothers, ‘Boys when I go I’ll make love to your mother.’ And that’s what happened. He had a heart attack in his prime. , he thus confided, still to People magazine. If it is only a memory, the businessman and ex-footballer is still anchored in the heart of the star of Interstellar. In 2014, when he received the Oscar for best actor for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, the 50-year-old actor paid a touching tribute to his late father. “To my dad who, I know, is up there right now with a big jar of okra, he has a big lemon meringue pie up there. He’s probably in his underwear and has a big box of Miller Lite. and he’s dancing right now. To you daddy, you taught me how to be a man. ”
“They were sometimes violent”
Benjamin of three brothers, Matthew McConaughey saw his parents love each other but also tear each other apart. Because, as the New York Post Page Six recalls this Saturday, October 17, Kay and James Donald McConaughey were married three times. “They were sometimes violent”, remembered the Hollywood star, fruit of the third and last marriage of her parents, in the columns of People. “Like I say in the book, that’s how they communicated. They got divorced twice, got married three times, I mean, yeah, it was like the Pacific Ocean in a storm.”
Matthew McConaughey – Press conference for the movie “Serenity” at the Ritz Carlton in Marina D © Action Press