Matthew McConaughey responds to his film The Sea of Trees booed at Cannes
Published 17/05/2015 | 11:14
Matthew McConnaughey has reacted to his latest film being booed at Cannes.
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.
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.
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.