Henry Golding assumed costar Matthew McConaughey ‘hated’ him the first time they met on set: ‘My world just imploded’

Henry Golding will star alongside Matthew McConaughey in a new film called “The Gentlemen,” and he thought the veteran actor “hated” him when they first met.

“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).