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Matthew McConaughey responds to his film The Sea of Trees booed at Cannes

Published 17/05/2015 | 11:14

Actors Naomi Watts and Matthew McConaughey attend the
Actors Naomi Watts and Matthew McConaughey attend the "The Sea Of Trees" press Conference during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival
(FromL) US director Gus Van Sant, British actress Naomi Watts and US actor Matthew McConaughey pose before leaving the Festival palace after the screening of the film "The Sea of Trees" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival
US actor Matthew McConaughey smiles before leaving the Festival palace after the screening of the film "The Sea of Trees" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival
Matthew McConaughey and Naomi Watts attend the Premiere of "The Sea Of Trees" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
US actor Matthew McConaughey (L) and British actress Naomi Watts pose during a photocall for the film "The Sea of Trees" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival
Naomi Watts and Matthew McConaughey depart after the Premiere of "The Sea Of Trees" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival

Matthew McConnaughey has reacted to his latest film being booed at Cannes.

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The actor, who won the best Actor Oscar for Dallas Buyer's Club in 2013, premiered The Sea of Trees during the Cannes Film Festival on Friday night, which was audibly slated by critics.

US actor Matthew McConaughey (L) and British actress Naomi Watts pose during a photocall for the film
US actor Matthew McConaughey (L) and British actress Naomi Watts pose during a photocall for the film "The Sea of Trees" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival

But he put on a brave face at last night's red carpet premiere, walking alongside his co-stars Naomi Watts and Ken Watanabe for the movie in which he plays a grieving scientist finding the will to live after losing his wife and planning to end his own life.

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Earlier in the day, he was typically laid-back about the boos, saying: "Anyone has as much right to boo as they do to ovate."

"Im happy to be here. I like the film. It was a happy day to hear that it had got in. It’s exciting to come support work that I got to do with these people. This is fun, this is dessert – no matter what. We’ve declared now; thanks for having us. We enjoyed it."

The film, which is directed by Gus Van Sant, has been widely panned by critics

Van Sant explained: "I read one review this morning and it was very definitive, I was imagining everyone was the same as this person so I thought, 'Now we know where we stand,' which was kind of nice.

Matthew McConaughey and Naomi Watts attend the Premiere of
Matthew McConaughey and Naomi Watts attend the Premiere of "The Sea Of Trees" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
US actor Matthew McConaughey smiles before leaving the Festival palace after the screening of the film
US actor Matthew McConaughey smiles before leaving the Festival palace after the screening of the film "The Sea of Trees" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival

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