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THE MOVIE: Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Matthew McConaughey • Jennifer Garner • Michael Douglas
DIRECTOR: Mark Waters

Matthew McConaughey Matthew McConaughey
portrays celebrity photographer, Connor Mead, who as a committed bachelor is horrified that his brother Paul is getting married. Making a mockery of the wedding party, the ghost of his late playboy uncle, Wayne (Douglas) appears with an urgent message that he delivers through the ghosts of Connor’s jilted girlfriends.

U.S. RELEASE: May 1 2009, Nationwide • Rated: PG-13


Tell us a little about your character Connor:
Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer GarnerConnor is used to being the confident guy, charming and funny, kind of edgy and always on top of his game. He’s really not out to hurt anyone, he just wants to have a good time. But he’s also a guy who has lost his way and doesn’t know it. He’s been playing this role so long he doesn’t even realize that in the end it’s a lonely path.

What interested you in the project?:
It was a really well-written role; very colorful. In this type of role, I don’t usually get to start off playing a lead male that has such an opinion that’s crass and brash, and not pandering. You’re going, ‘He didn’t just say that!’ But he finds his way and still has a journey to get his brother’s love back, and we had a great element in the story that helps us go there and that’s ghosts. They scare the hell out of him in one night – ghosts visiting you can change you a hell of a lot better than one year of sitting down and going through therapy.

Your character is very cynical about love, was that a challenge playing him?:
A lot of what he and Uncle Wayne say, in the scientific world, is true. ‘Whoever cares less has the most power.’ Then the question is, ‘Is that what you really want?’ You have the power but it’s going to be very lonely. You’re going to go to your funeral and nobody’s going to be there. He was cynical about love because in his past everyone he’d loved he lost.

Jennifer Garner plays Jenny, the one girl Connor really loved throughout his life – what was it like working with her?:
Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer GarnerJennifer doesn’t bring any riff raff, extra BS drama from the outside, she’s a pro yet still fun and coy and keen. I thought, ‘Okay, this is really going to work.’

How do your former girlfriends feel about you?:
I’ve kept up with a lot of them. Actually, the girlfriends that I’ve had in the past I’m very happy to say that they’re not near as pissed at me as the girlfriends are at Connor.

Connor (Matthew McConaughey) has trouble with a cake...

Written by Judy Sloane. Back to top

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