Ryan Phillippe's The Lincoln Lawyer is out this Friday and we sat down with the actor to talk about everything from playing a villain in the film to how emotional his kids can make him. Ryan also revealed that while he didn't know Matthew McConaughey before making the movie, Ava and Deacon had met him through Reese Witherspoon's fiancé, Jim Toth. Ryan also joked that he and MM have a lot of interests in common — football and fitness among them! He shows off an intense side in the film and enjoyed getting to play a character with some questionable morals. Check out our interview and what Matthew had to say about a possible sequel.
Matthew Talks Ditching His Dream of Becoming an Attorney, Being a Dad, and Ryan Phillippe For The Lincoln Lawyer
Matthew McConaughey was looking good as the center of attention at the big premiere of The Lincoln Lawyer last Thursday, and he started the day at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, where he chatted with reporters about the legal thriller. The actor plays wheeling-and-dealing attorney Micky Haller in the new movie, which costars Ryan Phillippe and Marisa Tomei and is out in theaters March 18. We heard from Matthew on the reason he decided to leave his own dreams of practicing law behind, why he didn't want to meet Ryan before they filmed their first scene together, and how his car is one of his favorite places to be. Here's what he had to say:
- On why he didn't want to meet Ryan before shooting: You know, with Marisa Tomei who plays my ex-wife, yeah. We have a history, so when you meet us on film, we’ve met. William H. Macy, we have a history. Ryan — he’s a client, I’m his attorney. We first meet each other in this story. I didn’t want to show him my hand. I didn’t want to share anything about what I was thinking. And I didn’t want to know anything from him. I didn’t even really want to kind of get to know him in any way. I felt more comfortable just [saying] "I’ll meet you on screen the day we’re doing our work . . . I’ll meet you through the character." It wasn’t until it was over that we looked at each other and went, "Nice work, man. Hey, how ya doing?"
- On whether he has a driver like his character: I prefer to drive in my real life. Behind the wheel is my favorite spot. My own car is a mobile office. I love sitting in a car seat, controlling my music, controlling the temperature, backing the seat up, putting my leg out, moving the rearview mirror, the sideview mirror. When I lived in my trailer and was traveling across the United States, [and someone would say] "OK, it’s Thursday. I can come in Saturday morning to meet you." And I’d look at the map and say, "Well, I’m heading East. I’ll be in Tucson by Saturday morning. Why don’t you fly into Tucson airport, I’ll pick ya up, and I’m gonna keep driving East. We’ll spend the day together and then you get a flight back out of El Paso. And I’ll drop you off there." Some of the best business I ever did.
- On how having kids changed his car: It’s all mixed in, man. They don’t have the carseat down, do they? Have you ever tried to get one of those in quickly? I’m not very good at it. And they’re not easy to clean at all. Always crap stuck in there. Now stuff is mixed in, but I know anything the kids or anything I need, it’s somewhere in my car. Sometimes, I’m out and I go, "Oh, I forgot that." And I go, "No, it’s in here somewhere." Sometimes it means getting out and digging in the back, but it’s in there somewhere.
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Matthew McConaughey hit the red carpet of The Lincoln Lawyer premiere in LA last night with his beautiful lady Camila Alves on his arm. The actor spoke to us about how much fun he had doing research for the project, which definitely earned him points with his costars. They gushed about Matthew's work ethic and revealed what the star is like on the set — he likes doing push-ups to prepare! To hear from them and Matthew himself, just watch.
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves hit the red carpet at last night's premiere of The Lincoln Lawyer in LA. Matthew and costar Ryan Phillippe had the support of friends like Pink, Marissa Miller, and the whole j.k.livin' staff at the event. Matthew revealed that he at one point thought he might actually go into law as a profession and loved doing research in actual city courthouses — check it out on today's PopSugar Rush! MM started promoting the movie this week with trips to NYC and Toronto, while Ryan kept his press close to home with a stop by The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The film hits theaters next Friday, which means we'll have to wait a little longer to see MM and Ryan heat up the big screen, but you can catch an early glimpse of the good-looking duo in action in our exclusive pictures from the set.
Matthew McConaughey signed autographs on his way into a talk show in Toronto yesterday. He continued his press tour for The Lincoln Lawyer after stopping on the East Coast to make the morning show rounds this week. MM changed topics from the film to his family when he addressed the issue of his daughter, Vida, someday dating and talked about how his kids help keep him in shape on Live With Regis and Kelly. He also has his frequent beach workouts to credit for his fit physique, which definitely looks good in a suit on his current promotional tour and in hot new stills from the movie.
We recently got to see an early screening of The Lincoln Lawyer, the new legal thriller starring Matthew McConaughey and Ryan Phillippe, and now we're sharing two new exclusive pictures from the movie with you. The compelling, intense film gives both hot guys the chance to show off their acting chops. Matthew plays an attorney, Mickey Haller, and Ryan costars as a client who becomes more complicated than Mickey bargained for. The movie is rounded out by equally great performances from Marisa Tomei and William H. Macy. It hits theaters on March 18, but in the meantime, check out the pictures below!
The box office has been hurting in 2011, but as we inch closer to Summer blockbusters, the movie offerings are getting better and better. March brings out big stars like Matthew McConaughey and Matt Damon, along with Johnny Depp's kiddie flick and and a handful of action movies. Which one are you most excited about?
This trailer for The Lincoln Lawyer is trying way too hard. Matthew McConaughey stars as Mickey Haller, a lawyer who works from the back of his Lincoln Town Car, hence the title (the license plate reads NTGUILTY, groan). His clients are from the underbelly of L.A., the kind of people who prefer to pay their legal fees in unmarked envelopes — and Mickey is all too happy to accept their cash. But when he takes on a Beverly Hills client (Ryan Phillippe) charged with a woman's murder, Mickey may have bit off more than he can chew.
It's been a while since McConaughey has taken on a dramatic role, but I'm not sure this film will pack the same punch as A Time to Kill. The trailer is wrought with slick camera effects, and is trying really hard to be gritty. To its credit though, it's based on a best-selling novel, and the acting ensemble includes William H. Macy and Marisa Tomei in supporting roles. Perhaps this is just the case of a preview that doesn't do the film justice? Give it a look, and share your verdict when you read more
Happy Fall! I hope my Summer reading list helped you decide what to page through this past warm season, and now that it's Autumn, I thought I'd give you a whole new list of books that are currently in the process of being adapted into films. Peruse my picks (and see who'll be playing the roles) so you can inevitably say "the book was better" when the movie version is released!
Matthew McConaughey had three special visitors, Camila, Levi, and Vida, on the set of The Lincoln Lawyer in LA yesterday. Matthew and his family welcomed a new member recently, a kitten named Mick, after his character in this movie. The youngest two-legged member of the McConaughey clan, Vida, hung around in dad's very capable arms while Levi sported his latest fashionable look, suspenders. MM's famous guns have gotten him far in our Shirtless Bracket — though he's having a hard time against Jake Gyllenhaal in the Sweet 16!
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