Matthew McConaughey is said to have had no problems with being a Christian in Hollywood, but he has watched other entertainment people restrict the expression of their faith.
The Oscar winner recently appeared in “The Joe Rogan Experience”, encouraging the release of his Greenlights memoirs and removed his bodyguard as he discussed the touching topics of his attempt to be a Christian in Hollywood, rejecting the police and canceling the culture.
“We’re making people persona non grata because of something they’re doing that’s right now, or it’s a hot spot in a hot topic right now,” the 50-year-old McConaughey told podcast host Spotify. “You can̵
When pressured by Rogan, 53, if he himself had experienced some level of discrimination in show business for being a vocal Christian in a frankly liberal industry, the Dallas Buyers Club performer said he “had no difficulty But noted that he had watched many of his peers publicly renounce the idea of trusting their faith in a higher power, even though McConaughey claimed he had previously prayed for food with them.
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“I had moments when I was on stage receiving an award in front of my peers in Hollywood, and there were people in the crowd with whom I prayed the night before, many times,” McConaughey explained. “And when I thank God, I saw some of these people go clapping, but then I noticed, ‘This could be a bad thing in my resume,’ and then they sit on their hands again.”
The actor went on to say that he “saw people reading the room” and chose not to clap during his acceptance speeches, which mentioned his faith, for fear that this “would not bode well for [them] in the future to find a job or get votes or what you have. ”
McConaughey told Rogan he wasn’t “judging them for it.”
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The Interstellar star thanked God for his acceptance speech in 2014 when he won Best Actor for the Dallas Buyers Club, acknowledging that God “has adorned my life with opportunities I know I can they are not in my hand or in any other human hand. ‘
“He showed me that it is a scientific fact that gratitude is reciprocated,” the actor added. “In the words of the late (British actor) Charlie Lawton, who said, ‘When you have God, you have a friend and that friend is you. ‘”
“The two are not exceptional. They dance together; they go together, faith and science. I have never seen this as a contradiction, “he said.
McConaughey, whose memoir Greenlights was released on October 20, said during a virtual appearance on Fox & Friends that he was politically somewhere in the middle of an increasingly bipartisan system.
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He echoes Rogan’s similar sentiment when he tells the mixed martial arts commentator and the funny man that some people in Hollywood are so strong in their beliefs that often those who lean to the left become “illiberal” and adds that A “condescending and patronizing” assessment of people with different beliefs must stop for the betterment of all.
“It’s just so arrogant and kind of hypocritical for me,” he said.
Rogan, meanwhile, asked a Texas native about his cries to “neutralize” the police, to which McConaughey simply said he believed the term was somewhat misused by supporters and ill-wishers.
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“It’s almost like it had to be renamed because ‘defund’ doesn’t sound like there’s money reallocated to different areas of management of some police exercise,” McConaughey said. “Sounds like you have a million and we take three hundred thousand. Good luck “. And it’s not exactly what it is to be honest. “
Police reform needs an honest conversation between the police and the communities it serves, he said. People need to report what they consider unfair and why they consider it unfair, he said.
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But the police also need a place to evaluate their culture. The police must be able to examine their ranks in order to address the problematic officers, retraining them or removing them. But he also said efforts should be made to better train the police.
Police need to remind people that they are like towing truck drivers.
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“They don’t call us when there’s good news; they call us when there is bad news. So we’re going into trouble, “McConaughey said as a hypothetical employee. “So we are already under stress when they call us. Can “everyone” help us in the way we communicate? Can we gain trust again? “
In McConaughey’s first book, he categorizes the events of his life as green, yellow, and red lights – moments that speed him up, make him pause, or are low points.