Prior to his Oscar win in March, McConaughey kicked off 2014 by playing the most iconic new TV character for years in True Detective’s Rust Cohle.
Several months on we’re still missing the HBO drama, which starred McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as a pair of Louisiana detectives whose investigation of a ritualistic killing spree spans two decades.
When Digital Spy sat down with McConaughey to discuss Interstellar this week, they took the chance to ask him about his memories of playing nihilistic loner Rust. See what he had to say in the video above.
The second season of True Detective is currently being cast, with Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Taylor Kitsch confirmed for major roles.
It looks like more cast members have been confirmed for “True Detective” season 2. Earlier this week Taylor Kitsch revealed that he will be joining the HBO series, which Matthew McConaughey later confirmed. Now it looks like some ladies have been added to the crew as well.
According to E! News, four more names have become attached to the critically acclaimed series. Sources have revealed that former “Black Box” actress Kelly Reilly has landed a series regular role.
Meanwhile, “Almost Human” actor Michael Irby, “Suits” star Abigail Spencer and “The Tomorrow People’s” Leven Rambin have all landed recurring roles.
The four actors will join the rest of the “True Detective” season 2 stars consisting of Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Taylor Kitsch and possibly Rachel McAdams who is rumored to be near a deal to play the fourth and final lead role.
A source revealed that both Reilly and Spencer were in a dispute for McAdams’ lead role but HBO wanted to go with a more well-known name instead.
Season 2 will follow the story of “three police officers and a career criminal who must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.”
Vaughn is set to play Frank Semyon, a career criminal who is struggling to move to stay on the straight and narrow path.
Meanwhile, Farrell will play Ray Velcoro, a “compromised detective.” Kitsch will portray another detective and if cast, McAdams will play the third detective.
Kelly Reilly’s character is described as the “self-possessed Morgan,” while Michael Irby will play McAdams’ partner, Elvis.
Leven Rambin will play a beautiful woman with a history of drug problems and Abigail Spencer will portray the survivor of a sexual attack.
Justin Lin is set to direct the first two episodes of the eight-episode second season written by creator Nic Pizzolatto.
“True Detective” season 2 production is scheduled to began later on this fall in California.
Nic Pizzolatto, writer of True Detective (the 3rd highest-rated TV show ever according to IMDB), has caused quite a stir in the last few months by daring to inject some scathing commentary on religion into his riveting story by way of the very popular character, Rust Cohle. We’ve compiled our 6 favorite Rust Cohle quotes and dialogues about religion here.
If the only thing keeping a person decent is the expectation of divine reward then, brother, that person is a piece of shit. And I’d like to get as many of them out in the open as possible. You gotta get together and tell yourself stories that violate every law of the universe just to get through the goddamn day? What’s that say about your reality? – Rust Cohle
Rust Cohle: Transference of fear and self-loathing to an authoritarian vessel. It’s catharsis. He absorbs their dread with his narrative. Because of this, he’s effective in proportion to the amount of certainty he can project. Certain linguistic anthropologists think that religion is a language virus that rewrites pathways in the brain. Dulls critical thinking.
Marty Hart: Well, I don’t use ten dollar words as much as you, but for a guy who sees no point in existence, you sure fret about it an awful lot; and you still sound panicked.
Rust Cohle: At least I’m not racing to a red light.
I contemplate the moment in the garden, the idea of allowing your own crucifixion. – Rust Cohle
Been that way since one monkey looked at the sun and told the other monkey, “He said for you to give me your fucking share.” People… so god damn frail they’d rather put a coin in the wishing well than buy dinner. – Rust Cohle
I see a propensity for obesity. Poverty. A yen for fairy tales. Folks puttin’ what few bucks they do have into a little wicker basket being passed around. I think it’s safe to say nobody here’s gonna be splitting the atom, Marty. – Rust Cohle
Marty Hart: Your fucking attitude. Not everybody wants to sit alone in an empty room beating off to murder manuals. Some folks enjoy community. A common good.
Rust Cohle: Yeah, well if the common good’s gotta make up fairy tales then it’s not good for anybody.