Matthew McConaughey took up role in Sing to impress his kids

Updated on Jan 29, 2017 02:15 PM IST

Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey has revealed he wanted a role in the animated movie Sing because he wanted to appear in a film that his kids could watch him in.

Actor Matthew McConaughey with daughter Vida at McConaughey’s star ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard.(Shutterstock)
Actor Matthew McConaughey with daughter Vida at McConaughey’s star ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard.(Shutterstock)
London | ByPTI

Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey has revealed he wanted a role in the animated movie Sing because he wanted to appear in a film that his kids could watch him in.

The 47-year-old actor voices koala Buster Moon in the new musical cartoon film, which also features Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Reese Witherspoon and Seth MacFarlane.

McConaughey voices koala Buster Moon (left) in the musical cartoon film, which also features Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Reese Witherspoon and Seth MacFarlane.
McConaughey voices koala Buster Moon (left) in the musical cartoon film, which also features Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Reese Witherspoon and Seth MacFarlane.

McConaughey said he was desperate to be involved with a family film because he realised he hadn’t starred in anything for years that was suitable for his children to watch.

McConaughey has three children, sons Levi (8) and Livingstone (4) and daughter Vida (7) with his wife Camila Alves. He made the decision to seek out an animation while watching a film with them but he had to wait four years for a part to be offered to him.

Matthew McConaughey with wife Camila Alves McConaughey at an event. (Shutterstock)
Matthew McConaughey with wife Camila Alves McConaughey at an event. (Shutterstock)

In an interview on This Morning, he said, “I got tired of answering the question, ‘So what film have you made that is your kids’ favourite?’ I looked at my last 10 years and I hadn’t really done one that they could see. So I’d watch animated films with them, and I was like, ‘You know what? I want to make an animated film, do some voice work.’

“Nobody was hiring me for about four years and then I got a call. It’s a lot of fun, it’s easier than live action,” he said.

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