Matthew McConaughey has played many roles over the course of his career, and we’ve rarely seen him make somebody cry. But, according to the actor, he once brought a secretary to tears during an audition, a move that landed him a role he was after.
In a recent video posted to his YouTube channel, McConaughey revealed the crazy way he landed the villain role in the 1997 movie, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation.”
According to the actor, he was originally cast for a small role in the film and was scheduled to shoot for one day. When director Kim Henkel told McConaughey that he was looking for suggestions for an actor to play Vilmer the villain, the actor recommended a couple of friends he thought would be right for the role. But, decided that he wanted to audition instead.
The office secretary agreed to read the scene with McConaughey, not realizing what she was signing up for.
“I ran to the kitchen…grabbed a big tablespoon, came back in, and just pinned her in a corner and acted like it was a weapon,” Matthew said. “I did it until she cried. And Kim was like, ‘That was good,’ and the secretary was like, ‘Yeah, that was really good. You really scared me.'”
McConaughey landed the role on the spot, marking a huge career move for the then-unknown actor. Hear him relive the audition in the clip below.