- Henry Golding appeared on NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday and spoke about meeting Matthew McConaughey on the set of their new movie called “The Gentlemen.”
- Golding thought that they’d be “best friends” but was met with a “killer stare” when he introduced himself to McConaughey.
- “No one told me that he stays in character and our characters hate each other, so I thought he hated me and my world just imploded,” the “Last Christmas” star explained.
- Golding said that whenever they didn’t have to film scenes together, his costar “was the most loving and giving person.”
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“I remember going in on my first day and I was thinking, ‘I’m going to be best friends with Matthew McConaughey. We’re gonna go for Sunday walks in the park, we’re gonna go for dinner, our wives will be best buddies, I’m gonna go for yogurt with him on Saturdays,'” Golding said during an appearance on NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday.
Golding described his role in the upcoming Guy Ritchie movie as someone who “is sort of attempting to go after Matthew McConaughey’s [character’s] riches.” When the “Last Christmas” star introduced himself to the “Interstellar” actor on set, he didn’t realize that McConaughey would stay in character.
“He just looks at me with this killer stare and he’s like, ‘I’m McConaughey,'” Golding recalled.
The 32-year-old actor continued: “No one told me that he stays in character and our characters hate each other, so I thought he hated me and my world just imploded.”
Golding went on to say that whenever the pair didn’t have scenes together, McConaughey “was the most loving and giving person.”
“It was just literally the days that I really wanted to be best friends, I couldn’t,” he added.
Golding and Matthew star alongside Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farrell, and Michele Dockery in “The Gentlemen.” The film hits theaters on January 24, 2020. You can watch the trailer here.
Watch the video below (Golding talks about McConaughey at the start of the interview).
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