Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey is set to return on HBO Original’s crime drama series True Detective season 2.
Deadline.com reports that Matthew McConaughey is talks on reprising his role as Detective Rustin “Rust” Cohle in the second season of True Detective as the “Dallas Buyer’s Club” star hinted that his character isn’t something to be ruled out from.
“I liked ‘True Detective,’ the whole series and the experience of making it, so much that I’d be open to doing another one now. At the time, I was looking at six months and not beyond that. I don’t know of a feature film I’d sign for where I’m going to say, ‘If this works, you’ve got me whenever you want me for the next three years.’ ”
Matthew McConauhey also revealed that he was once offered to play the role of Woody Harrelson’s character Martin “Marty” Hart in season 1 of True Detective.
“The only thing was, they wanted me for the Marty Hart part, and I liked the Rust Cohle part. The director, Cary Fukunaga, well I was a big fan of Sin Nombre. The fact that it was going to be those two, Nic and Cary, through all eight episodes?”
“I would have been more scared if I was going to do something on TV with different directors and writers coming in. One director, one showrunner for a finite series made it feel like I was making a 450-page movie. As for TV, you don’t feel you are walking the plank anymore. The quality of drama on the small screen often surpasses the quality on the big screen now. I wasn’t approaching this thinking, ‘What is my image going to be and how might it change? It was, ‘Let me find quality, and then go and do quality.'”
He further adds;
“I understood why they wanted me for the Marty role. I think from my past work, someone would think that I would be more right for that. I said, the guy on the page who I cannot wait to hear what’s going to come out of his mouth, and who I agreed with in so many ways, or at least I understood his mind and his character, was Rustin Cohle.”
When asked about what he thinks of Jessica Chastain and
the other leading male actors that are rumored to be cast in the show? He replied by saying;
“That was always how I saw it. One season, eight episodes, a finite beginning, middle and end, goodbye, look forward to watching it. If HBO had wanted an option on me for a Season 2 or 3, I wouldn’t have done it. I wouldn’t have walked into something where they could say, “We’ve got you for the next three years.”
Will we see Matthew McConaughey reprise his role as Detective Rust Cohle season 2?