Matthew McConaughey Answers The Internet's Top Questions With Idris Elba, And Shares The Origin Of His Catchphrase

No, Idris Elba and Jessica Alba are not related.

Earlier this week, Idris Elba sang "Baby Got Back" according to Google Translate. Now he's answering Google's top questions about himself with his Dark Tower co-star Matthew McConaughey. It's part of Wired's Autocomplete Interview series, and it reveals a few things you may not have known about the two actors.

McConaughey and Elba take turns asking each other some of the most searched questions for their names. If you've ever wondered where McConaughey's catchphrase "alright, alright, alright" came from, you can thank everyone who ever Googled it, because he shares the story with Elba.


Although McConaughey uttered the phrase when he won his Oscar in 2014, it originated in Dazed and Confused, his first movie role in 1993. McConaughey shares that he ad libbed the line, which ended up being "the first words I ever said on screen."

The video also reveals that there may be some confusion about Idris Elba's name. At one point, he thinks McConaughey may have accidentally called him "Idris Elbow." Then he gets a question asking if he's related to "Jessica Elba," whose actual name is Jessica Alba. They're not related, by the way.

But perhaps the most burning (and hilarious) question of all is whether Matthew McConaughey gets free Lincolns. You'll have to watch the video to find out his answer.

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