Matthew McConaughey’s Advice for ‘True Detective’ Season 2 Cast

By November 5, 2014

Adding to an already solid lineup of original programming, HBO’s “True Detective” saw a debut season last year with a great deal of critical and commercial success, largely because of the writing, as well as the standout stars in Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Although those two actors won’t be returning for season 2, which is said to focus on new characters in a new setting, that doesn’t mean that at least one of them doesn’t have some words of advice for the next group of performers to step into that southern gothic world.

In an interview with IGN to promote Interstellar, Matthew McConaughey was asked if he had any advice for the show’s second season cast. It didn’t take long for him to dive into answering that question.

I’m very confident they’re going to have great words to say. In Nic Pizzolatto, the creator and writer, you have a great resource to go and just understand what the hell you are saying. And that did a lot for me to give me the identity of Rust Cohle. And Nick writes with such clarity and identity that there’s no room for attitude. He writes real men that own what they’re saying. No one apologises. Be different, not sorry!

The interviewer also thought they’d ask McConaughey about what his character, Rust Cohle, would have to say about the prophecies and narrative weight of a film like Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, and surprisingly he seemed to have an answer queued up for that question as well. Cohle, an infectious and rabid cynic with a penchant for philosophy, might look upon the elements at play in Interstellar‘s story with an odd degree of satisfaction, of all things, according to the actor. When specifically asked what Cohle would say about Interstellar, McConaughey replied,

He wouldn’t say anything. But if he was pushed by Marty, about the prophecies of Interstellar, Rust wouldn’t say this… someone would have to say it for him, but he’d probably say ‘I told you so’.

“True Detective” season 2 is expected to debut in the summer of 2015, with Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Taylor Kitsch, and Kelly Reilly starring. Interstellar opens in theaters this Friday, but is already playing in a few cities on 70mm IMAX.

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Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation,, The Huffington Post, and He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.