Matthew McConaughey Brings Good Medicine To “Dallas Buyers Club”

It’s a pretty huge weekend for Matthew McConaughey, as he’s up for an Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club and another episode of the acclaimed HBO series True Detective,  which has the actor playing an all too obsessive investigator, also airs Sunday evening.

Dallas BuyersClub, directed by Jean-Marc Valée, effectively balances drama and a few light touches of levity. During the interviews for the film, McConaughey explains why he and the director didn’t want to make a one-dimensional, preachy take on Ron Woodroof’s life.

“We got some good medicine that also tastes good,” said McConaughey. “And it’s fun. And it’s rock ‘n roll. The humor brings forth the humanity.”

Click on the audio below to hear McConaughey talk about why not going “deep into the hardcore sentiment” of the narrative was an important element to the success of Dallas Buyers Club.

Here’s a pretty solid interview of McConaughey conducted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center:

Oscar Sunday begins 7 et on ABC.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t add an episode 7 preview of True Detective:

Greg Srisavasdi

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