Busy Philipps recalls her hilarious first meeting with Matthew McConaughey

By Meaghan Wray

Busy Philipps knows that the most important trait to master in life is a sense of humour – especially when one of the hottest movie stars, like Matthew McConaughey, masterfully messes up your name.

While filling in for host Kelly Ripa on Monday’s episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan, Busy chatted with the handsome actor about his new film The Dark Tower. The two bonded over shared parenting strategies and posed for a selfie together at the end of taping. But there was one memory that the blond beauty didn’t dare bring up – the time Matthew called her by the wrong name.

It was an alright morning #matthewmcconaughey

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The former Freaks and Geeks star met Matthew more than a decade ago at a pre-Oscars party for Brokeback Mountain. Busy, along with her husband Marc Silverstein, were on hand to support her BFF Michelle Williams, who starred in the flick alongside Heath Ledger. That’s when the hilarious mistake took place.

Busy posted a photo on Instagram to recall the moment to her followers, with the caption reading, “Matthew McConaughey came up to congratulate them and we were introduced. He talked with us for about 10 mins and when he left he said, ‘Heath, Michelle, congratulations and best of luck to you this weekend. Marc, it was nice to meet you. WHIMSY, it was a pleasure!’ We obviously didn’t correct him cause who cares?! He’s Matthew McConaughey! He can call me whatever he wants!”

She went on to share that Michelle sometimes still calls her Whimsy to this day. The Dawson’s Creek co-stars are often seen hitting the red carpet together, with looks that both complement each other and hold their own individuality at the same time.

Their deep bond is Hollywood’s best example of #friendshipgoals. Showing up on each other’s arms at this year’s Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards and Academy Awards, Busy has confessed that their friendship began with cheap wine, but has continued well into both of their successful careers. And, to top it all off, they take bathroom selfies together, too.

Obligatory bathroom selfie.

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