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Matthew McConaughey Was Originally the Hero In ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation’!

Not only did Renée Zellweger get her start in Kim Henkel’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, but so did Matthew McConaughey.

While the duo originally looked back at the film with regret, even allegedly attempting to get it pulled from release, they’ve since come around. It’s this movie that helped them get their foot in the door, and it’s nice to see them both come around and embrace their part in horror history.

Bloody regular Mike M. sent us this fun 2011 interview with McConaughey from an appearance on George Stroumboulopolous Tonight where he discusses how he came to star in The Next Generation. It’s a wild story about his early acting days and how he initially was cast as a “Romeo” character that would appear at the beginning and end of the film, to save Zellweger’s Jenny. It wasn’t until he tried to get his friends to audition for the villainous Vilmer that he realized that he wanted the role. The rest is history. Here’s McConaughey in his own words…




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