As much as I love to poke fun at the aloof weirdness of Matthew McConaughey, there is no doubt of his talent. I mean, this is an Oscar-award-winning actor. In this video that he posted to his Instagram account over the weekend, he shared his secret to one of the perceived hardest aspects of acting: memorizing lines. His technique is he’ll read the lines at different times of the day, like late on a Saturday night when he has a buzz, Sunday morning after church when he’s in a forgiving mood, and even when he’s sad, mad, or glad.
He goes on to McConaughey things up a big when he says one doesn’t simply memorize the lines of a script, understanding what the character is doing, wanting, or trying to obtain in the scene is key. Then, all will flow more naturally.