Matthew McConaughey Not Opposed to a 'True Detective' Return: "I Miss Rust Cohle"
"I was a happy man while we made that for six months, because I was on my own island."
Matthew McConaughey loved playing Rust Cohle in HBO's True Detective as much as audiences loved watching his portrayal.
The actor talked about the acclaimed, dark thriller series when he dropped by The Rich Elsen Show on Wednesday. The host asked if he would be open to return to the show under the right circumstances.
"Yeah, I would," said McConaughey, who was nominated for an Emmy for playing the co-lead. "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 while we made that for six months, because I was on my own island."
Show creator Nic Pizzolatto said previously he'd consider ideas for another season, but it is unclear how likely a third run will be after the second season — starring Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughn — wasn't well received by critics or audiences.
Still, McConaughey told Elsen that he has talked to Pizzolatto about a possible return to the character.
"It would have to be the right context, the right way," he said. "That thing, when I read it, I knew in 20 minutes. I was like, 'If I can play this guy, Rustin Cohle, I'm in.'"
McConaughey also dispelled the notion that going from movies to TV is as "taboo" as it used to be in the past.
"If it's great quality — you're actually getting better quality dramas on the small screen today than you ever have been," McConaughey said. "A lot better than the big screen sometimes."
Watch the full interview below: