Attention, True Detective fans: Matthew McConaughey’s days of hunting serial killers may not be over quite yet.
The actor stopped by The Rich Eisen Show on Friday to talk Texas football, his new animated flick, Sing, and his long-lasting affection for his True Detective character, Rustin “Rust” Cohle.
“You essentially said you wanted to play Rust Cohle when you saw the script,” Eisen said. “You were originally going to go for the part of Marty (Woody Harrelson’s character) and then you were like, ‘This guy Rustin Cohle really speaks to me’.”
“Can’t wait to hear what comes out of his mouth,” agreed McConaughey, who played the troubled detective on the acclaimed first season of the hit HBO show.
Eisen then brought up a previous conversation he had had with the actor where McConaughey suggested he would return to playing Cohle if given the opportunity.
“I hear that all the time now,” said McConaughey. “‘You said you were going to do season 3. When is it coming?’” He went on to add that the “ball’s not advanced at all. I’ve talked to the creator Nic Pizzolatto who’s taking a little break from it.”
Not all hope is lost, though. “If that thing was written well and it came up again, I wouldn’t hesitate for a second,” he admitted. “Oh, I’m open to it for sure.”
Watch the clip above.