Natalia Lusinski
January 29, 2017 9:37 am
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Aside from his amazing acting roles, Matthew McConaughey’s become renowned for his “alright alright alright” catchphrase. Now, Matthew McConaughey just opened up about what made him anxious regarding his acting career, reported People.

ICYMI, for a long while, he seemed to be in every rom-com out there (read: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and The Wedding Planner). But then what? McConaughey wanted more serious movie roles, he told The Guardian.

“My agent did a good job saying no, no, no,” McConaughey said in terms of romantic comedy scripts. “Then the studios got the message and quit sending them. Then there was an impasse of nothing. And there was nothing for about eight months.”

Inte-rest-ing, right?! But proof that we have to hold out for what we want. If McConaughey can do it, so can we.

We can imagine. Just think about something you’re waiting for, but it doesn’t happen right away. And, btw, we’re glad we’re not the only ones who get anxious sometimes. Whether he realizes it or not, McConaughey’s example reminds us that it’s okay.

But back to McConaughey. He said he decided to focus on going after roles for the experience, not the money.

Exactly! Though I’m sure it’s not always the easiest route for anyone, even though it’s the most soul-pleasing one — chasing after our dreams and what we truly want.

The silver lining? McConaughey’s patience worked in his favor and he started doing less rom-com roles and more in the vein of Magic Mike and Dallas Buyers Club. Of course, for the latter, he won the Oscar for Best Actor. This further proves that McConaughey listening to his instincts and going after new experiences was the right move.

Although we will always have a place in our hearts for rom-com McConaughey, we get why he’d want to branch out to other types of roles. Plus, we get why he became anxious when the roles weren’t coming in. But we’d say he’s certainly done more than “alright alright alright” since then — pun intended.