Matthew McConaughey has done a wide-ranging interview with Playboy magazine where no topic seemed to be off the table.
The Oscar winner discussed everything, from learning about sex, his marriage, his drug arrest, how his father died and how living in Australia saved him.
Here are six quotes you’ll want to read…
On his dad teaching him about the birds and the bees:
"I think I was 14 when Dad and I had our birds-and-bees talk. He goes, 'Hey, buddy, drop your pants. Let's see what you got. Okay, now these right here? They're what really make a baby. And this little guy is where the semen comes out. I'm sure the old shower head's hit it a few times when you were playing with yourself and it felt great.' It was a man-to-man, son-to-dad talk. It was really cool and kind of took taboos off things."
On being “misinformed” about the female anatomy:
“All I’d ever seen was Playboy photos of women standing up that I had hidden in the barn across the neighbourhood. They never exposed labia and stuff, so I always thought the vagina faced east-west. I got there and I’m like, Where is it? The next four inches down took me longer than the first hour, because now I’m going, Uh-oh, have I skipped it? Three hours later, I learned that it faces north-south and she was like, ‘Come on, come on.’ I was wonderfully, innocently misinformed.”
On his marriage to wife, Camila Alves:
“I have been very faithful with my wife, very selfishly. I like being under her spell. I don't want to break that spell."
On the way his father died:
"My father did die making love to my mother, by the way. That captures a lot of who my mom is."
On how his gap year in Australia saved him from his teenage angst:
“It was almost as though you weren’t allowed a wintertime in our family. It was always about summertime. If it’s bright out, you’re outside. Anything in life that brings you down, you just turn the page and get over it. In Australia, I was having my first winter, my time to ask the whys and hows, deal with questions of life, existence, time—things that some people skip their entire lives. I don’t believe I’d be sitting here today if I hadn’t had that year.”
On that time he arrested for marijuana possession, while playing the bongos, naked:
"I saw the cop's eyes get big when he identified me, and it became, 'Oh, look what we've got here.' My first call was to my mother. I was feeling guilty because I was not raised to be in jail. What's wrong with beating on your drums in your birthday suit? I have no regrets about the way I got there. But what's the lesson? Shut the window that has the beautiful scent of jasmine blowing in because it's two in the morning and you might wake a neighbour."
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