Matthew McConaughey has earned a place in the Hollywood firmament and at the age of 50 he has decided to review his life and unearth old secrets that age seems to have put into place, at least enough to reveal them now in
, the biography you just posted.
The content of the book is clearly optimistic but some of his memories bring to light dramatic episodes of his life.
The most gruesome of them refers to the rape he suffered: "A man sexually abused me when I was 18 years old and I was unconscious in the back of a truck."
Little more about an incident that she reveals but does not delve into and on which she only adds that "she never felt like a victim."
He also discovers in the book that he was whipped until his buttocks bled for getting a snack brand tattoo when he was 10 years old and that he was blackmailed into having sex for the first time when he was 15. “I was sure I would go to hell for having sex before marriage, "he adds among his confidences.
If there are no traces of these episodes, as he seems to affirm, what is certain is that his experience must have had to weigh on the fact that throughout his life he has supported organizations that fight against violence on several occasions sexual.
In the book, he only tries, according to himself, to portray himself for what he is, a man to whom life smiles but to whom no one has given anything and has had to overcome hard potholes in his now golden existence as a star.
In the interviews he has given to promote his book, he has also talked about his partner, the Brazilian model Camila Alves, and his role as the father of three children, Levi, Vida and Livingston, aged 12, 10 and eight.
In front of television Oprah Winfrey explained what was his first reaction when he met his wife: “I didn't say who is that.
What I said was what is that ”.
And then I introduced myself, he joked about the impression it made on him.
“We had a great connection.
That night I spoke the best Spanish and Portuguese I knew, do you know what I mean?
It came from somewhere, ”he explained with a laugh.
She also recently spoke about Camila Alves with
He said that before meeting her he was going through a time when he was not sure he would ever find "the right woman."
He had decided that he might be being too demanding and that he should take a break, sort of like saying to himself, “Wait, be yourself.
She will come if she has to.
and if he doesn't, nothing happens, he is still a good person ”.
But Camila came across him at a party, “he moved from right to left in front of my eyeshttps: //elpais.com/elpais/2019/04/30/album/1556638301_995765.htmls as if he were floating”, and from that At night the actor acknowledged that he did not want to “spend more time with any other woman, I definitely did not want to sleep with anyone else.
I have not wanted to have children with anyone but her.
We have a love that we never question, ”said Matthew McConaughey.
About his children, he has said that all three are "very affectionate and kind" and that he and his wife - whom he married in 2012 - do not want to isolate them from the world or from the success that he has achieved as an actor.
“What we let you know is that dad's fame doesn't define dad.
I am famous?
Yes, but at the same time we tell them: 'That's not where our value comes from.'
Our merit comes from how we are trying to be as people, how we are as parents, how we love them, how we love each other.
Mom and Dad are not perfect but we try to make an effort, ”he explained in the US media.
Matthew McConaughey was one of those guys who had Hollywood at his feet: projects of all kinds, parties, success and lots of love affairs.
However, in just a decade the life of the dissolute Oscar winner for
Dallas buyers club
has turned into a different man: loving husband, father of a large family and committed philanthropist.
A profile that I portray in the interview that the couple gave to the British magazine
Town & Country
, which this year dedicated to them the cover of what they call their "philanthropic number."
Because the McConaughey-Alves are now a couple much more removed from the world of red carpets and focused on solidarity works.
As they have announced, they coordinate their foundation, called Just Keep Livin '(“Go on living”), which employs 84 teachers from 37 institutes in six US states and helps 3,000 students, most of them them with families on the poverty line.
It was in 2008 when McConaughey and Alves had their first child and also when they presented their foundation.
Also known by its initials, JKL, it was born in collaboration with just two Los Angeles colleges.
Now that association has grown exponentially and has become a benchmark in the city.
As they explain, all students who wish can participate in the foundation's programs: exercise, yoga, nutritional learning, weekend projects ... that help them feel better physically, mentally and even spiritually, according to marriage.
The actor then said that three years after its premiere, when asking students from one of those institutes about JKL, one of them said that thanks to this initiative he had managed to find a place without violence when classes ended.
Far from basking in his philanthropic activity, the actor did not forget to say that he considers himself a hedonist. “I always have been, and having a foundation is hedonism in capital letters. Being able to give in different ways is always a selfish endeavor. It feels good to see a smile or to hear a young man say 'thank you'. Is that called a selfless act? I call it a selfish act. "