Why ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Gave Matthew McConaughey a ‘Soul Punch’

Sarah Flanigan
Yahoo Celebrity

Matthew McConaughey is one of the hottest stars this awards show season, already taking home Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards, and receiving a leading actor Oscar nomination for his role as AIDS activist Ron Woodroof in "Dallas Buyers Club."

His portrayal of Woodruff was certainly one that will not soon be forgotten, and the actor chatted with James Lipton on "Inside the Actors Studio," airing Thursday on Bravo, about one particular scene in the film that changed his life forever.

"There's a scene in the film where Ron goes, 'I'm dying.' Those two words, 'I'm d-y-i-n-g.' I didn't expect it, but it just … hit me and it floored me," the 44-year-old revealed. "Saying those two words floored me in a way that I think definitely, I mean, grounded me since then. I am different than I was before. Maybe it's my own mortality, but it was a moment personally for me that I found through Woodroof that's never going to leave me."

While it seems the actor might get tired of talking about the project after months of promotional press and countless red carpets, the "True Detective" star is adamant that he is not.

"The work I got to do on it, and the experience I had on 'Dallas Buyers Club,' that's not something I'm going to get tired of talking about," he told "The Insider" co-anchor Kevin Frazier at the 2014 Oscar luncheon last week. "It was an incredible experience for me. I love to share my first-hand experience that I had and I don't think I'm going to get tired of that."

Check out this video to hear more of Matthew gushing about his love for the film, and tune in to "The Insider" on TV tonight for all the latest in entertainment news.