Matthew McConaughey misses "True Detective" almost as much as Season 2 of the HBO series missed a coherent narrative. Right Vince Vaughn's wrongs, won't you McConaughey?
The actor, whose turn as homicide detective Rustin "Rust" Cohle earned him immense critical acclaim at the tail end of the McConaissance, revealed he is open to reprising the role in some capacity.
“I miss Rust Cohle, man. I miss watching him on Sunday nights. I miss watching 'True Detective' on Sunday nights," he told sportscaster Rich Eisen in a recent interview. "I was a happy man when we made that for six months, because I was on my own island.”
Nic Pizzolatto's anthology crime drama became somewhat of a critical darling in its first season, garnering McConaughey, co-star Woody Harrelson and the series Emmy nominations in 2014. But critics were not so kind to Pizzolatto's second effort, which featured a new slate of worthy actors whose talents were overshadowed by a cumbersome plot, inexplicably long shots of Los Angeles highways and an unrelentingly somber tone. But could a stellar third season featuring McConaughey redeem past mistakes?
“It would have to be the right context, the right way,” McConaughey explained. “That thing -- when I read [the original script] I knew in 20 minutes if I can play this guy, Rustin Cohle, I’m in.”
And so were we.
Watch a clip from the interview below: