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McConaughey opens up about two-year Hollywood hiatus and career reflection

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Matthew McConaughey, known for his charismatic roles and southern drawl, recently shared insights into a pivotal period of his career when he took a two-year hiatus from Hollywood.
In an interview obtained by E! News, McConaughey revealed that his decision to step away was driven by a desire to break free from the rom-com stereotype that had come to define his early career.
During his rom-com years, which included hits like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Failure to Launch, McConaughey found himself boxed into a specific type of leading man role.
“I wanted to try some other stuff,” he explained but struggled to find opportunities outside of the romantic comedy genre.
Frustrated by the industry’s expectations, McConaughey made the bold choice to leave Hollywood altogether.
“It was scary,” McConaughey confessed, reflecting on the uncertainty of that period. He considered alternative career paths such as teaching high school or becoming a wildlife guide.
However, with the support and counsel of his wife, Camila Alves McConaughey, he persevered through this existential crisis about his career direction.
“I honestly thought, ‘I stepped out of Hollywood. I got out of my lane.’ The lane Hollywood said I should stay in,” McConaughey recalled in the interview obtained by E! News, while expressing his apprehensions about whether he could successfully transition into different roles upon his return. (ANI)

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