“Greenlights” spent many weeks at the top of the best-sellers list. So Matthew McConaughey decided to publish “Greenlights: Your Journal, Your Journey,” a hardcover journal that encourages people to keep a diary. He provides prompts and excerpts from his book, things to help people get started writing. It’s actually very useful.
Since “Greenlights” was based on his journals, he published the companion book as a journal. He likes to promote it on Instagram, giving tips and ideas for journaling. It does not have to be completely written — he says you can doodle and draw or paste pictures into it!
He Wrote a Book About His Struggles
Matthew McConaughey isn't just a talented actor. He's also a great writer. He wrote the New York Times Best-seller, “Greenlights” to share his philosophy on life. The 2020 book was very well received and topped the list for over 50 weeks.
He wrote the book as a memoir but in it, he reveals his process and encourages us to give it a shot in our own lives. He shares his journals, poems, prayers, and bumper sticker sayings. Green lights are the fun and easy parts of life, so he talks about yellow and red lights. He’ll teach you something about yourself.
He Put Himself in Solitary Confinement
Matthew McConaughey is known for method acting. He loves immersing himself in his roles. When he wrote “Greenlights,” he practiced some method writing, which is not a thing, but here’s what he did. He went out to the desert and stayed in a place without electricity for 52 days.
He put himself in solitary confinement so he would not have access to the internet, TV, or radio. He wanted to be “stuck” with himself. In an interview with “Indulge,” he said. He told himself, “Look, if you get bored – you got only one person to hang out with – You.”
McConaughey Claims He Kept It Professional With Female Co-stars
Listen, Matthew McConaughy doesn't date everyone he works with. Perhaps learning something from dating two women on “A Time to Kill,” McConaughey told Howard Stern that he always maintains a platonic relationship with his co-stars. Some of his co-stars were very attractive, like Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Hudson, and Jennifer Lopez.
But he said it is best not to get involved with the female lead because it can dampen the onscreen romantic moments. He thinks getting involved takes away from the chemistry and makes the couple not be as good together. Put it this way, he has learned his lesson since all those years ago.
One of His Favorite All-Time Co-Stars
Talking to Gwyneth Paltrow on her podcast, Kate Hudson dished that kissing Matthew McConaughey was not that great. Starring together on “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” and “Fool’s Gold,” Hudson said part of it was the situation. Their characters had to do love scenes in a plane crash in the ocean, for example.
One time he had snot on his face. McConaughey invited Hudson on to talk about it and posted the exchange on Instagram. He teased her saying that she was one of his all-time favorite co-stars and “not even close” to being on his worst kisser list.