Matthew McConaughey covers the April 2013 issue of Details magazine, and the 43-year-old Magic Mike star opens up about close pal Lance Armstrong and his doping scandal.
“He told a lie, he’s not a liar," Matthew says, defending the disgraced Tour de France champ. "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 bitch!’ but then I thought, ‘Well, what was he supposed to do? Call me to the side and go, ‘Hey, I did this?’ But I’m happy for him now, because despite all this outside conflict, he doesn’t have this inner conflict anymore.”
On a lighter note, Matty also chats about his family life, and how wife Camila Alves follows him everywhere he goes. “I’ve got a wife who challenges me," he says. "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.’”
"I'm just as thankful now as I ever was," McConaughey says when asked how he's changed over the past five years. "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. 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."