Matthew McConaughey makes Interstellar accessible

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 October 2014
Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey makes the concepts in 'Interstellar' accessible to film fans, the sci-fi movie's producer Emma Thomas has claimed

Matthew McConaughey "carries the audience through" 'Interstellar'.

Producer Emma Thomas insists the Hollywood hunk - who plays lead character Cooper in the film, which follows a team of space travellers as they go through a wormhole - was the perfect protagonist because viewers easily warm to him and he can make the complicated concepts accessible.

She said: "There are some pretty massive concepts that the audience have to deal with in the film, some pretty out there stuff that happens.

"So it was really important that whoever your protagonist is it's somebody that you're with, because they have to carry the audience through.

"Matthew is entirely that guy. You're with him all the way and he carries everyone through."

McConaughey stars alongside Sir Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway in the movie - which is written by brothers Christopher and Jonah Nolan - and Emma is hopeful people will relate to the human story in the film as well as being wowed by the special effects.

She added in an interview with SFX magazine: "My hope is that people will go and see this film and be wowed by the adventure and the look of it and the worlds that they're taken to, but at the same time be emotionally engaged by the much more tangible story that they're watching, that the characters are living through."


  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US/UK
  • 2h 49min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Jessica Chastain, Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway
  • UK release: 7 November 2014

Cooper (McConaughey) is a pilot-turned-farmer who's recruited for an intergalactic mission to find humanity a new home. Despite awe and nail-biting tension, there's too much clunky exposition and cinematic clichés, and although Nolan's intentions to make a singular and cerebral film are admirable, it all gets a bit silly.

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