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02/22/2014 04:39 pm ET | Updated Feb 22, 2014

Matthew McConaughey Is Nothing Like His Rom-Com Characters, Says Wife Camila Alves

Before his recent impressive streak of serious roles in "Dallas Buyers Club," "True Detective," "Wolf of Wall Street" and the likes, Matthew McConaughey was known for his sappy (but fan favorite) rom-coms. Movies like "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," "Failure to Launch," and "The Wedding Planner" gave women everywhere an image of the ideal guy in mind. That is, until now.

In an appearance on "Inside the Actors Studio," McConaughey was revealed to be nothing like the sweet, caring gentleman he used to portray on screen.

McConaughey wife, model Camila Alves, was in the audience when her husband spoke of his craft. When asked if his offscreen demeanor resembles his onscreen, rom-com persona, Alves revealed that "It's very funny because people see him onscreen or out there in public in a certain way, and they have this vision of him being this romantic and so passionate. Just very romantic and grabs you and kisses you. And sometimes I'm like, 'Who is this guy? Can you be a little bit of that?' Sometimes I'm like, 'Can we bring that guy home for a little bit?'"

Dreams shattered.

McConaughey, 44, did manage to salvage some romance when James Lipton asked the two how they met and if it was love at first sight. "It was for me!" the actor said to the mother of his three children.

"That's the first time you've said that," Alves replied.

You guys. Too sweet!

The two met at a bar in 2006 and got married in 2012.

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