March 21, 2013 at 3:19 PM ET
Matthew McConaughey is defending his longtime pal Lance Armstrong. “He told a lie, he’s not a liar,” the “Magic Mike” star told Details for an interview in their April 2013 issue.
“When it came out, I took it personally, but then I realized it ain’t personal to him. I was going, ‘That son of a b----!’ but then I thought, ‘Well, what was he supposed to do? Call me to the side and go, ‘Hey, I did this’?” Matthew recounted. “But I’m happy for him now, because despite all this outside conflict, he doesn’t have this inner conflict anymore.”
“I’m just as thankful now as I ever was, but I’m choosing to be more selfish. I remember feeling not sure about what I wanted to do and feeling -- I’m not sure despondent is the right word, but a feeling like things are plateauing,” the told the mag. “I wanted more evolution. I want to feel ascension in the grade. Because I was feeling a lot of ascension in my personal life, qualitative evolution. I wanted to close the gap between who I am and the life I’m living and my work life. So I think I got really selfish. You start a family and you get selfish.”
“I’ve got a wife who challenges me,” he said. “There were two movies I wanted to do last year, but they were back-to-back with no separation. She was like, ‘You want to do it -- buck up, grab your nuts, and make it happen. We’ll be there with you.’”