Matthew McConaughey + family
Q: How has being a father changed you?
A: A man’s a prince until he has kids, and then he’s a king. Everywhere I go, they’re not literally here, yet I’ve got them in my hip pocket. Everything I do leads back to them — how I take care of myself, how I handle myself, how I need to make sure that I stay healthy and literally alive, because they need me. That’s a great responsibility. I’m a shepherd to them. [And] a lot of times, I let them lead me, and you don’t know where that journey’s gonna go. Because we can go down a path that I’ve been down a thousand times, but for them, it’s the first time. When you think, “Yep, I’ve been there, I’ve done that. It’s ho-hum,” they remind you that everything can be brand-new. Things have grown. You’re looking at it from a different perspective, a different set of eyes. So that, in a sense, reminds me to stay young.