'Mud' made Matthew McConaughey camp with snakes, donkeys

Apr 25, 2013, 03:31 IST | IANS

Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey said he camped with snakes and donkeys on a deserted island in Arkansas while preparing for his role in director Jeff Nichols' "Mud".

The 43-year-old plays a southern fugitive living on a Mississippi island awaiting his true love.  In order to make the portrayal accurate, he spent some time alone on a deserted island in Arkansas.

Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey. Pic/Santa Banta

"The only neighbours were a few snakes and two donkeys. It was pretty cool," femalefirst.co.uk quoted McConaughey as saying.

The actor was so determined to embrace the great outdoors that Nochols and the film crew had to drag him away after several days.

Jeff added: "I think he stayed two or three nights, then we had to go get him."

"Mud" also stars Reese Witherspoon.  

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