At the recent American Cinematheque tribute to McConaughey,
Hathaway shared how the two became friends.
"I have a story and it's kind of embarrassing," she said.
McConaughey invited Hathaway and her husband Adam Shulman to his
house here for a party.
"My husband and I drive up. It's a Sunday. It's a beautiful day.
There are no cars around and we thought, OK, we're on time. We're
on time for once," Hathaway said. McConaughey greeted them at the
door with a big smile on his face.
"Matthew goes, 'Yeah, you gotta come in,'" Hathaway recalled.
"Matthew turns around, again (with) a smile and goes, 'The party
was last night'."
But McConaughey told the couple to stay and have a glass of
"That glass of wine lead to the first bottle. I stopped counting
after four and then I went with you to someone's surprise birthday
party that night...You were so good to me and Adam," Hathaway
Hathaway was impressed with McConaughey since day one. "It's our
first day on 'Interstellar'. I don't know what to expect, but I
meet you and you are present. You seem so cool and you seem so
sincere and I walk away and I think, Wow, that guy's just