Matthew McConaughey has argued that criticism of romantic-comedies is "completely unfair".
McConaughey is one of the most successful actors in the genre, having appeared in films like 'The Wedding Planner' and 'Fool's Gold', but has appeared in a broader range of roles in more recent years.
The 44 year year old told GQ magazine: "Those kinds of movies are what they are. They get pooh-poohed by critics. They get pooh-poohed by actors themselves. And in a way I get it, but in other ways it's completely unfair.
"There's a buoyancy you need to make them work. I believe I gave them buoyancy. And some of the shoots were very difficult, with me trying to fight for the balls on the guy."
He added: "What's a romantic comedy? Boy meets girl. They get together. Something happens. Girl takes off. Boy chases girl. They get back together. The end.
"A lot of times the male is somewhat emasculated, meaning he has to crawl back and say, 'I'm nothing without you. If you don't take me back, I'm nothing.' And I was always like, 'What girl wants that guy?'
"I've got no problem saying, 'I'm sorry. You want to give this another shot?' But I've got to come back with some integrity even if it's on a moped with a veil on my head. Look, I'm happy if you think I 'cruised through' those. I did my work."
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