Matthew McConaughey Talks Possible Return to ‘True Detective’

By: Jon Corrigan

Matthew McConaughey misses True Detective as much as you do.

During an interview with The Rich Eisen Show on Wednesday, the actor was asked if he’d be interested in reprising his Emmy-nominated role.

“Yeah, I would,” McConaughey said. “I miss Rust Cohle, man. I miss watching him on Sunday nights. I miss watching True Detective on Sunday nights … I was a happy man when we made that for six months, because I was on my own island.”

McConaughey and Woody Harrelson won rave reviews for their performances in the first season of the HBO series. The second season, starring Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Rachel McAdams, came nowhere close.

While a third season seems unlikely, McConaughey says there have been conversations with the shows creator Nic Pizzolatto.

“It would have to be the right context, the right way,” the actor says. “That thing — when I read it, I knew in 20 minutes if I can play this guy, Rustin Cohle, I’m in.”

You can see McConaughey in Free State of Jones, which hits theaters on June 24.

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