Monday, March 3, 2014
DON'T JUDGE AN ACTOR BY THE ROLES HE PLAYS
I always thought Matthew McConaughey was too full of himself and just a typical Hollywood narcissistic type and that the parts he played were what he is really like. But I just saw on Fox News his acceptance speach in winning the Best Actor award and that changed my mind. He thanked God first and in a very sincere and authentic way, a heartfelt way. He said it in such a way that made me wonder if he is a Catholic or not. So I googled his name to find out his religion and this is what I found:
McConaughey was raised Methodist. His parents took his name from the Bible and apparently were pretty serious about it. On why he never shortened his name to “Matt,” the actor said,[My mother] said: ‘Your name is Matthew, I named you after the Bible. It is not Matt, do not ever answer to Matt in your life.’ It was like ‘Yes mam’, so that’s one of the things when people go ‘Matt’, I say ‘Matthew, please’.
But McConaughey was married in 2012 to a Brazilian woman in a Catholic ceremony, and it appears he and his family attend church. So chances are that he has a much stronger connection these days to the faith of his wife than to that of his childhood.
Who knew! God bless him and praise God!