You never forget your first crush. For us it was fellow first-grader Christopher Marino (and Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire). For Matthew McConaughey it was Diane Lane.
The 49-year-old Oscar winner reminisced about his unrequited love for Lane, who starred alongside him in the new film Serenity, during an interview with Entertainment Tonight at the movie’s premiere.
“I had a crush on her since a film she was in, Lonesome Dove,” he remembered of the 1989 miniseries in which Lane starred alongside Anjelica Huston, Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones and Danny Glover. “That may have been…that was almost pre-teen for me.”
McConaughey went on to explain how it felt, 30 years later to be working with the 54-year-old actress, saying, “So then I get to work with her—she looks about the same as she did then, and she’s one of our great actresses.” We’ll have to agree with you there.