Spike TV's The McConaissance of the last several years culminated with Matthew McConaughey's Oscar win for "Dallas Buyers Club" and Emmy nomination for "True Detective," but the idea that he needed a comeback relies on the notion that he'd fallen into a rut formed by mediocre romantic comedies.

But in the latest issue of GQ, McConaughey said the McConaissance ""may make a more interesting narrative and a dramatic punch, but it's not true."

In the interview, he defended his romantic comedies - including "The Wedding Planner," "Failure to Launch," and "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" - and even said he's proud of them.

"These things aren't easy. What's hard is to make them look easy," he said. "Those kinds of movies are what they are. They get pooh-poohed by critics. They get pooh-poohed by actors themselves. And in a way I get it, but in other ways it's completely unfair."

The actor also noted that he fought "for the balls on the guy."

"A lot of times the male is somewhat emasculated, meaning he has to crawl back and say, 'I'm nothing without you. If you don't take me back, I'm nothing,'" McConaughey explained. "And I was always like, 'What girl wants that guy?' I've got no problem saying, 'I'm sorry. You want to give this another shot?' But I've got to come back with some integrity - even if it's on a moped with a veil on my head."

Stay true, McConaughey, stay true.


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