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Family comes first for Matthew McConaughey

Posted on Jan 22, 01:59PM | IANS

Actor Matthew McConaughey says his family is above his career and that has compromised on his interests to focus on being a good father.

McConaughey and his wife Camila Alves welcomed their son, Livingston, into the world three weeks ago, joining their two other children, four-year-old son Levi and daughter Vida, 3.

"When you have got a family, you have to pick your extra-curricular. Whoever has kids knows that, man," McConaughey told eonline.com.

"You have to pick and choose and go wait, which is the one I really want to do because I ain't watching all the Saturday's football and I am not watching all of Sunday's.

"I am not going to be a kayaker, a snow skier and a marathon runner. No, you gotta zero in when you got kids and a family," he added.

McConaughey revealed having a third child has made life chaotic for him and his model wife Alves, 30.

"It is getting to be more of circus that's for sure! Another plate at the table. Actually, he's not eating at a plate, he's on mama because he's only 10 days old," he earlier said.

The 43-year-old said he has no desire to ever move behind the camera as he is satisfied with simply being an actor.

"I am really enjoying being an actor for hire. I have been offered to produce some things and I've said, 'No thank you.'... I am really enjoying my time getting ready for a role, my man, my characters, going to work, doing my best to nail it, finishing work and going, 'That was a beautiful time. Thank you. See you down the road. I'm going back to my family'," he said.