Matthew McConaughey finds about Sam Shepard's death at his film's premiere

| Updated: Aug 03, 2017 11:00 IST

London [U.K.], August 3 (ANI): Matthew McConaughey got the news about the death of his 'Mud' co-star Sam Shepard at the LA premiere of his new film 'The Dark Tower'. According to The Independent, while walking down the red carpet, a reporter asked McConaughey asked for a reaction on the sad news, the actor shockingly said, "Sam Shepard moved on?" McConaughey asked, putting a hand to his forehead. "Gosh damnit, from what? Oh man if you look at - look, I'm not going to trivialise that situation, I just heard about it for the first time." The 'Interstellar' actor also shared an incident from 'Mud,' where he told Jeff Nichols, the director of the movie that the whole trailer for Mud could be Sam Shepard sitting in that green chair telling the boy about who Mud is. It would be about a two-and-a-half minute trailer, but it would have been really badass. "He moved on today? Damn we lost one of the great ones... Great writer... Great mind. Alright, see you in the next one, Sam," he continued. Shepard passed away at the age of 73 on July 30. His long career saw him work - with equal acclaim - as a playwright, director, and actor; he was both a 1979 Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama for his play Buried Child, and an Academy Award nominee for Best Supporting Actor for playing pilot Chuck Yeager in 1983's The Right Stuff. (ANI)