Matthew McConaughey Speaks Fluent Texan in Vanity Fair Video

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Many a time we’ve heard it said that you almost need an interpreter to speak fluent Texan. If you had Matthew McConaughey for the job, we’re certain you’d sound like natural-born Texan! Recently, he and fellow actors Charlie Hunnam and Hugh Grant put each other through their paces with respect to their own local slang, and Vanity Fair shared the details.

McConaughey did right by his home state of Texas making us proud with Texan-ese, including “y’all,” and “bless your heart.” Although they hardly seemed like skill-testing questions, he also had to tackle expressions such as “all hat, no cattle.”

Video: YouTube/Vanity Fair

Shared on the Vanity Fair YouTube channel, the video above featuring the stars of “The Gentlemen” helps to explain some of the various homeland slang the three men know of. McConaughey, a proud Texan, was recently pegged as a potential star in the 2021 Batman feature, possibly as Harvey Dent, the District Attorney of Gotham City who becomes the infamous Two-Face villain. The award-winning actor and now UT professor has played such notable characters as Jake Brigance in “A Time to Kill,” and Ron Woodruff of “Dallas Buyers Club,” among other memorable roles.

“The Gentlemen” is a 2019 action comedy movie which Guy Ritchie wrote and directed. Starring McConaughey, Hunnam, and Grant, it also features Colin Farrell, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, and Eddie Marsan. The storyline follows the head honcho of an American marijuana business looking to sell his interests to someone in England. This triggers a blackmail chain together with some underhanded schemes designed to undermine his efforts. It premiered in early December 2019 at a theater in England and was released throughout the U.K. on New Year’s Day 2020. It was then released in theaters here in the U.S. on January 24, 2020, and although reviews have been mixed, it has since grossed $65 million globally.