Matthew McConaughey wonders what would be said about him in his eulogy

Matthew McConaughey thinks about what people will say in his eulogy.

The 'Dallas Buyers Club' star admits now he has a family, he wonders what would be said about him at his funeral when he does pass away.

He said: "It's really fun and interesting for me to go, 'Okay, project forward and look back at your eulogy. What will they say to your eulogy?' Can I live a life where I can look forward to looking back? That's something I've been thinking a lot about. Having children, a family, that thought process kicks in quite a bit."

And the 50-year-old actor - who has Levi, 11, Vida, 10, and Livingston, seven, with his wife Camila Alves - insists it didn't happen just because he was turning 50, but does admit there is probably something "subconscious" about it.

Speaking to People magazine, he added: "I didn't turn 50 and go, 'Now, I've got to think about heavy stuff.' If anything, I was happy to go, 'You know what? I guess a feel 50 because I'm 50.' But subconsciously, I'm sure it had something to do with it."

Matthew previously revealed that becoming a father has changed his outlook on his professional life as he went through an "un-branding phase" after becoming a dad.

The 'True Detective' actor said: "I looked up and started to say ... you know what, I just had a son. I said, the character I am in my life, the man I am in my life, the story I'm living is more violent than the characters in the stories that I feel like I'm playing in some of these romantic comedies. So, I took off in kind of an un-branding phase. Not a rebranding phase, an un-branding phase."