Matthew McConaughey shuts down Joy Behar after she calls him anti-gun in tense moment on 'The View'
McConaughey’s appearance on 'The View' was part of his TV promotions for his new book, ‘Just Because’
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Matthew McConaughey and Joy Behar shared a not-so-comfortable moment as the actor appeared on ‘The View’ on Tuesday, September 12.
McConaughey’s appearance was part of his TV promotions for his new book, ‘Just Because’, Entertainment Weekly reported.
While on the show, the ‘Interstellar’ star was asked about his potential political future in Texas, which is also his home state.
McConaughey then said, “If it’s where I deem myself most useful, yes. Right now, I want to be most useful as a father…"
“You’ve got 18 years to change the world, if you say your kids will be gone by 18. What more important job or privilege could we have?” he asked.
‘I'm not interested in playing’
However, things got tense when Behar questioned him, “You think you could get elected in Texas being anti-gun?”
The 53-year-old answered, “One thing about me and politics is, to give you a direct statement right there, is me playing a game I'm not interested in playing. To give you a direct statement right there…”
Later, during the show, co-host Sunny Hostin addressed McConaughey and stated, “I did want to say that I've done a lot of research in terms of your advocacy, and I don't know that you're anti-gun, I think you're pro-gun responsibility and legislation.”
‘I woke up at 2:30 and just went and wrote it down’
Meanwhile, during the discussion on his book, McConaughey disclosed, as per USA Today, “This book came to me in a dream. It was like a folk-song ditty. I woke up at 2:30 and just went and wrote it down.”
“I thought it was a Bob Dylan ditty, which it kind of is. That’s how I think and dream, in song and rhythm,” he shared.
‘The Gentlemen’ actor also shared his views on the current wave of book-banning and removing books from the school curriculum if deemed controversial. “I’m not one for saying any book should be burned, banned, done with. But there’s a difference between access and what’s in a curriculum, and that’s something to discuss.”