Not only is filming on Christopher Nolan’s upcoming blockbuster Interstellar complete, but it finished early, says Matthew McConaughey.
Yesterday, Variety published a great interview with Matthew McConaughey that takes a look at the actor’s terrific turnaround of a career that has been dubbed “the McConaissance” by the internet. While the whole interview is great and a worthwhile read, McConaughey brought to light some interesting info about Interstellar.
“Here’s what I can tell you. It’s the most ambitious thing he’s ever done. And he’s done some ambitious stuff,” McConaughey told Variety about director Christopher Nolan. “There’s no fucking around on set. He’s a great problem solver. In that way, he’s very indie. Here’s a guy who could have whatever budget he wants — and we finished shooting early.”
It’s a very good sign to hear that filming on Interstellar finished early. Not only does this mean that filming went by without too many hiccups, but it also means that they were happy enough with the footage they got and they were able to tell everyone to pack up and go home before they had to. We never heard that Nolan broke an IMAX camera this time, and that probably saves on time.
McConaughey also revealed that the way he was cast for Interstellar was out of the ordinary.
“He came up to me and said, ‘Mud. I love that movie.’ I sat down with him for about 2½ hours at his house. Not one word came up about Interstellar. I walked out not sure what to think. I mean, he’s not a guy who takes general meetings.”
Well, Nolan certainly came out of the meeting with enough of an impression to cast McConaughey in the role.
Apart from the Interstellar teaser trailer that was released last year, we haven’t seen much official promotion for the film. It’s not set to be released until November, so that shouldn’t be too big of a surprise.
In addition to McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Ellen Burstyn, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy, Bill Irwin, Topher Grace, David Oyelowo and John Lithgow all star in the film. Even Matt Damon will have a small role in the film.