11 Reasons Matthew McConaughey is a Mama's Boy and We Love it
There’s no doubting Matthew McConaughey’s incredible charisma. And when he speaks about his mother, Kay McConaughey, the source of his Texas charm is clear. He refers to her as K-Mac, and in almost every interview he gives, he brings her up – whether he’s telling a funny anecdote, sharing a sweet saying, or a cracking light-hearted joke about her lively personality. Kay seems to be the life of the party – she’s even written a book about her amazing personality. But don’t take our word for it – take Matthew’s, who has plenty of sweet quotes about his mother. Just don’t you dare call him Matt.
He takes her out with him
He moved to Austin to be closer to her
“My mother is there… my mom was seventy-seven when we moved [to Austin]. She’s 85 now. I realize that is fourth quarter stuff, so I said, ‘Let’s get down closer to mom.' So now, we see her every weekend instead of twice a year. That was important to the kids, important to Camila and I, and important to my mom."
He’s still a bit scared of her
She says to me, 'What's your name?' I said, 'Matthew...' and she goes, 'Why did you answer to Matt?' And I said, 'I don't know, I knew he was talking to me!' Then she said 'Don't you ever answer to that again -- I named you Matthew on purpose.' So if anyone calls me 'Matt,' I know they either don't know me well, or they're jacking with me."
He supports her Hollywood ambition
He admires her spirit
He’s patient with her personality
Matthew McConaughey Talks About The Night He Met Wife Camila
The Texas-born Southern celeb says that when he saw Camila out the corner of his eye, he wasn’t looking for a relationship. But one look at her, and he said to himself, “Get your ass out of the chair and go get her.”
Our friends at People Entertainment sat down with one of our favorite Texas-born actors and asked him the one question we've all been wondering: how the self-proclaimed "happily single" actor ended up landing and wifing model beauty Camila Alves. The story of their sweet (and chance!) meeting will definitely surprise you.
He attributes his success to her
“I got a mother who, you know, knows that all of my talents came from her, and she needs to be up there, and she didn’t get her chance to be in the Golden Girls. So now is her chance, so come on with it.”
He appreciates the confidence she has in him
He respects her tough love
"We were not allowed to gripe about anything. She was like, ‘You know what you sound like? You sound like the kid b****ing about having no shoes. Well, let me introduce you to the kid with no feet, son.’"
She encouraged him to chase his dreams
to go to film school. Believe me, I was dreading telling my mother and
father... So when I summoned up enough courage to tell them, there was long silence.
Then they asked, ‘Is that what you want?” I said, ‘Yes.’ They said, ‘You had better go and do it, then.’"