The new Star Wars: The Force Awakens was met with a fevered response when it was released on Thursday. But it appears that all of the whooping and cheering that die-hard fan boys emitted at the first sight of Han Solo and Chewbacca was nothing compared to how Matthew McConaughey reacted when watching it.
Don’t believe me? Then check out the video below of Matthew McConaughey watching the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Eagle-eyed movie fans will be aware that this clip of Matthew McConaughey breaking down in tears was taken straight from his performance in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.
All credit for this perfect cinematic alignment goes to filmmaker Oskarinn, who took to his YouTube account to upload the perfectly timed clip of the Texan actor welling up and then openly weeping while watching the second trailer for the seventh installment to the Star Wars franchise.
At the start of the clip, McConaughey, who played the astronaut Cooper in Interstellar, can be heard muttering, “Come on,” and, “What the hell was that?” while waiting for it to begin.
He then lets out a wry little smile at the first sight of the war-torn planet, which then disintegrates into overjoyed tears when he hears Mark Hamill’s voice-over as Luke Skywalker. Hamill teases in the trailer, “The force is strong in my family… my father has it… I have it… my sister has it… you have that power too.”
Then as the rest of the Star Wars trailer unfolds, and we’re introduced to the cavalcade of new characters that will be portrayed by the likes of Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac, McConaughey waves at the camera. At the end, once Chewbacca has let out his infamous wail and Harrison Ford’s Han Solo has uttered, “Chewie, we’re home,” McConaughey breaks down even further.
Oskararnarson’s video, which is entitled, “Matthew McConaughey’s reaction to Star Wars teaser #2 – Celebrity reactions,” has now been watched over 1.2 million times since it was uploaded on Thursday, and the filmmaker thanked everyone for their appreciation. He took to the comments to write, “Next up… My reaction to your reaction to his reaction… WOW! Thank you.”
Since being uploaded yesterday, the trailer has been watched 24 million times on the official Star Wars YouTube account in just over 24 hours. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released on December 18, 2015, and it is set approximately 30 years after the events of Return Of The Jedi.
[Image screenshot from Paramount Pictures]