Matthew McConaughey on The Oprah Conversation; says he almost switched his career

He said that he was determined about switching careers but did not follow through due to a realization he had that changed his consideration.

Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey recently confessed that he had once considered resigning from acting and starting a different career altogether.

On the sets of Oprah Winfrey’s Apple TV Plus show, ‘The Oprah Conversation’, the 50-year-old actor said that this moment of doubt came before he transitioned from being a romantic lead hero to dramatic parts. “I dabbled with thinking about other careers. I dabbled about being a high school football coach, being a symphony orchestra leader or a wildlife guide, or a schoolteacher. I was not going back,” McConaughey told Winfrey.

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He said that he was determined about switching careers but did not follow through due to a realization he had that changed his consideration. “I started to get that feeling that even though the harder this gets, this means there’s more reward on the other side. Stick with it, stay in it, don’t pull the parachute, McConaughey,” he added.

The actor had debuted with Richard Linklater’s ‘Dazed and Confused’. Initially, he starred in romantic dramas like The Wedding Planner, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Failure to Launch, and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. However, in early 2010, the audience saw him taking up indie and dramatic projects such as Bernie, Magic Mike, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Mud. This phase was popularly dubbed as “McConaissance” by his fans. McConaughey later won an Oscar for best actor for the portrayal of Ron Woodroof, a cowboy diagnosed with AIDS, in the biopic Dallas Buyers Club.