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Matthew McConaughey | Matthew McConaughey loves playing bad guys

Matthew McConaughey says doing “bad things” and acting “depraved” on screen is a big thrill.

The 52-year-old actor – who previously revealed he once turned down a $14.5million rom-com offer after taking a six-month sabbatical from the film industry to get away from the genre – starred as trickster and sorcerer Walter Padick in 2017’s science-fantasy Western “The Dark Tower,” while he also played the titular murderer in 2011’s “Killer Joe.”

And Matthew admits playing bad or evil characters is intoxicating.

However, he thinks such roles are only good for “quiet” actors in their own lives.

Matthew is quoted by the Daily Star newspaper as saying, “Being bad is best. It’s just.

“It shouldn’t be, but doing bad things or depraved drama.

“And without repercussions – in other words, you go home, you see your family at the end of the day – you know, I like that.

“I think it’s true that you have to be in a calm open space in your life first if you want to do that and I’m happy to say I’m definitely there.

“So beyond that, I feel like there’s real freedom to shine a light on a character’s shadow.”

The ‘Magic Mike’ star previously revealed that “no one” wanted to cast him after rejecting romantic comedies.

Matthew became a Hollywood idol after starring in films like ‘The Wedding Planner‘, ‘Ghosts of Girlfriends Past’ and ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’.

He said: “Now 14 months go by after those six months of nothing happening, I call my agent every other day, ‘What’s the matter?’

“‘Dude, nobody even mentions your name. I bring up your name, they say, ‘I don’t even want to talk about it.’ Now I’m like, ‘Maybe I just took a one-way ticket to Hollywood. I may never work in Hollywood again.”

“But I had an intuition that I was like every day – you know when you go and you endure something and you take a pennant, with every day you build a little more honor and strength for the train in this, the less there will even be a possibility of me coming back. I wasn’t coming back.

However, the ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ actor’s plan worked, as his self-imposed exile has people wanting him on different projects.

He added: “Guess who is now a new good novel idea for dramatic roles like ‘Killer Joe’, ‘Mud’, ‘Paperboy’, ‘Bernie’, ‘True Detective’, ‘Dallas Buyers Club’, ‘Magic Mike’?Me, I regained anonymity within 20 months.

“I was like, ‘Where the hell is McConaughey? He’s not in a rom-com in the theater in front of me. He’s not in a rom-com in my living room. I don’t see him shirtless on the beach, where is he, I don’t know what he is doing.

“I found anonymity. I don’t have a mark anymore, then when these came to me, the scripts told me I wanted to do this drama fair, I attacked it with fangs at instead and I just ate it, because I knew what I wanted to do, but it was the removal of branding. It was the return to anonymity.”