Matthew McConaughey Prepared for ‘Mud’ By Being Matthew McConaughey

In his upcoming film Mud, Matthew McConaughey plays the title character, a fugitive who is hiding on an uninhabited island on the Mississippi River. To prepare for the role, McConaughey tells Page Six that he camped out on a desolate Arkansas island.

“The only neighbors were a few snakes and two donkeys,” he told the paper. “It was pretty cool.”

Sounds good, but is this really any different from an average day for McConaughey? Like, wake up in the dirt, grill whatever fish you can catch and don’t shower just seem like things that are scheduled every day in his iCal.

In fact, the Swiss Family McConaughey liked his little shipwrecked adventure so much he had to be rescued.

“I think he stayed two or three nights,” Mud director Jeff Nichols told Page Six. “We had to go get him.”

The film also stars Reese Witherspoon as the love interest of McConaughey’s fugitive character. As they say, life imitates art.