Matthew McConaughey on Why He’s Only Reprised One Role

by Matthew Memrick

Matthew McConaughey’s new animated movie “Sing 2” comes out next week, and it’s probably the first movie sequel the Texan has ever done.

In the all-star movie, the Academy Award-winning actor lent his voice to Buster Moon.

Why is that? Well, he told Cinemablend there’s a reason for that. McConaughey said he’s “sacred” and “hesitant” to bring these characters back.

McConaughey Happy With Past Roles?

The actor said he’s talked about a second “Dazed And Confused.” He chose not to do the Magic Mike sequel and may have done a “Dark Tower” series, but he’s content with those characters.

“I’m very happy with where all the characters I’ve played live on their own, and they all have their own beginning, middle, and end, and I’m happy with where they ended,” McConaughey told Cinemablend.

Well, maybe that he’s opted to stay on the political sidelines, he’ll take a look at another old role. It looks like the star has an open schedule at the moment with no new movies coming out after “Sing 2.”

Does McConaughey Have One Sequel In Mind?

Well, maybe he’s not totally happy.

The Texan told Cinemablend he’d be up for playing Moondog from “The Beach Bum.” The 2019 film featured McConaughey with Isla Fisher, Snoop Dog, Jimmy Buffett, Zac Effron, and Martin Lawrence.

According to IMDB, McConaughey plays a “fun-loving, pot-smoking, beer-drinking poet/writer who lives life on his own terms in Florida.”

Heh, heh. Could that fit into the actor’s plans? Well, McConaughey said the role is “scalable.”

The actor said his Moondog character “could spin the meter on anywhere in the universe where he would show up, and it would make sense.”

In addition to McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Nick Kroll, and Halsey are also in “Sing 2.” 

Kids Behind Actor’s Reason Not To Run For Texas Gov.

The actor is all about his children, and that’s a key reason he agreed to his upcoming film. He wanted them to enjoy his project.

He knew other past roles in shows like “True Detective” or movies like “Dallas Buyers Club” would “draw more questions than answers.”

And while rumors swirled about his interest in running for Texas governor the past few weeks, ultimately, he opted not to go for the job.

In an interview that ran this past weekend, he told “Today” show host Willie Geist that he didn’t want to drag his kids into the vital job.

The 52-year-old actor has three children Levi (13), Vida (11), and Livingston (9), with Camila Alves. Alves shared a few pictures from the “Sing 2” premiere on Instagram and gave her family a shout-out. 

She also singled out Vida, saying her daughter has “changed her life.”