Matthew McConaughey puts his success down to his wife and children.
The Academy-Award winning actor describes his home life as "enriching" and claims the achievements in his career wouldn't have been possible without the support of his spouse Camila Alves and their children, Levi, five, Vida, four, and 15-month-old Livingston, following his win as Best Actor at the Oscars on Sunday.
"I try to give a lot to my life and the people in it, and I know they sure give back. I have a lot to be thankful for. My life outside my career is extremely enriching. So I am letting that feed my work, and letting my work feed my life," Matthew told People.
Richard Linklater - who gave Matthew his breakout role in 1993 film Dazed and Confused - agrees that Camila's support has been a big factor in her husbands transitioning career in recent years: "[In Hollywood] You'll have people around you who want other things [for you], but she will approach it as, 'What does Matthew want?' That's the direction she pushes him."
"Sometimes I'm like, Who is this guy? Can you be a little bit of that? Can we bring that guy home for a little bit?"
- Camila Alves, speaking about watching her husband Matthew McConaughey in romantic comedies.
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Channing Tatum has told his wife to stop waxing.
The 32-year-old actor underwent an intensive beauty and grooming regime for his role as stripper Michael Lane in his new film Magic Mike, and he has given his wife Jenna Dewan permission to stop waxing her legs after undergoing the painful hair removal procedure himself.
"I didn't want to shave because I just wanted to do it once. That was a big mistake, I will never do it (wax) again! I don't know how women do it. I did have a huge amount of compassion, but after I told my wife that she doesn't have to do it anymore, she still does it - so I have zero compassion! I said let everything go, no one needs to go through that."
The film - which also stars Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer and Joe Manganiello - is based on Channing's own experience of stripping when he was 19 and short of cash. The Hollywood heartthrob recounted how his most embarrassing moment on stage was the first night he ever performed one of his saucy routines, when he realized his sister Paige was in the audience:
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves are expecting their third child together.
The Magic Mike star and his model wife announced there would be a further addition to the family via his Twitter page today. "Happy birthday America, more good news, Camila and I are expecting our 3rd child, God bless, just keep livin," he wrote.
Matthew and Camila married only one month ago at their home in Texas, United States.
The 42-year-old actor's 29-year-old spouse tweeted the same message just 20 minutes before her partner did.
The couple are already parents to two-year-old daughter Vida, and almost-four-year-old son Levi. When asked on their wedding weekend about their dreams for the future, the couple told People, "More of the same -- and more family!"
Matthew McConaughey married his long term love Camila Alves on Saturday.
The Magic Mike actor and Camila - with whom he has three-year-old son Levi and two-year-old daughter Vida - tied the knot in a special evening ceremony at their home in Austin, Texas, surrounded by just a few dozen close friends and family
According to RadarOnline, the estate was turned into a makeshift campground scattered with tents for guests to sleep in.
The couple got engaged on Christmas Day, but Matthew, 42, has previously said he had felt married to Camila, 30, for a long time: "We have homes together, we have family together, we have kids, we've built a life together. So we've been living a married life this whole time."
Along with keeping the celebrations to just close friends and family, those working at the event had to sign a nondisclosure contract.
Matthew McConaughey is set to marry Camila Alves this weekend.
The Magic Mike actor is planning to tie the knot with his long term partner - with who he has three-year-old son Levi and two-year-old daughter Vida - in a special ceremony in Texas. According to E! News, just two dozen close friends and relatives have been invited to the "cozy" celebration, with those working at the event signing a nondisclosure contract.
Camila was due to be honored at the Step Up Women's Network event in Beverly Hills today, but instead sent a video message so she could remain close to the wedding plans.
Matthew, 42, recently moved his family back to Austin, Texas because he loves the laid-back vibe of the city and enjoys a level of anonymity he cannot achieve elsewhere: "No one recognizes you and no one asks you, 'Hey, what do you do?,' because I don't think anyone cares. Fridays show up sooner here. You want to get along in Austin, you want to get along in Texas, all you have to do is be yourself."
Matthew McConaughey says stripping is like "a drug."
The 42-year-old actor was told by director Steven Soderbergh that he didn't have to bare all in new movie Magic Mike - in which he plays former stripper Dallas - but knew he would regret it if he didn't flash his flesh, and was surprised by how much he enjoyed the experience.
"It wasn't in the script, but Soderbergh said in the beginning that if it felt right, I could strip at the end of the movie. I said, 'I gotta dance, man.' I would regret it for the rest of my life if I was in a male stripper movie and didn't get up there and strip myself. At first it was scary as hell, but then it became like a drug, and I couldn't wait to do it again. Look, I love to dance, but I've never been a stripper. Channing [Tatum]'s one of the best hip-hop street dancers I've ever seen, and I didn't want to challenge his style, so I worked on my own strengths. I also knew that my dance had to be the dirtiest. It had to be wonderfully filthy," he admitted.
It’s time once again to congratulate those celebrities entering into parenthood:
Sarah Chalke: The maternity ward at Scrubs just got another patient. Chalke and her fiance, entertainment lawyer James Afifi, became first became first-time parents on to Charlie Rhodes Afifi. Former costar Judy Reyes gave birth to her daughter the day after Thanksgiving.
Matthew McConaughey is set to make a cartoon series about his brother.
The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past actor is developing Rooster Tales for 20th Century Fox - an animated comedy about a beer-drinking sheriff who marries a much younger woman from Mexico, only to realize the relationship also involves taking on her 114-strong family.
“My brother’s life is so unbelievable, we had to animate it.”
Mike “Rooster” McConaughey will serve as executive producer on the series, which was the subject of a bidding war between several studios.
No word yet as to an estimated air date.
Matthew McConaughey calls his son “the fruit bandit.”
The 39-year-old actor and his partner Camila Alves, who is pregnant with their second child, came up with the unusual nickname for 14-month-old Levi because he can’t stop eating healthy foods.
Referring to 100m sprint world record holder Usain Bolt, Matthew said, “Levi is doing terrific waiting for his little bro or sis… we had to super child proof the new house because he’s motoring around like Usain Bolt—Camila and I can barely keep up. We call him the fruit bandit ‘cause if there’s fruit out, he’s on it, taking it and eating it. He’s getting bigger, more fun, smarter and craftier by the day.”
Matthew added that the whole family is excited about the new arrival, which is due at the end of the year and have started trying to guess the sex: “Above and beyond all other news, the most exciting thing is my lady Camila and I got another baby on the way… not sure if it’s a boy or girl but we have our instincts… what are you thinking?”
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