Busy Philipps' Story About First Meeting Matthew McConaughey Is One for the Ages

Busy Philipps appeared on Live! with Kelly and Ryan Monday to fill in for host Kelly Ripa, and actor Matthew McConaughey was a guest on the show. It was after the fact, however, that Philipps shared the hilarious story of how the pair first met.

The actress took to Instagram to tell the tale, posting a snap of herself with McConaughey and Ryan Seacrest.

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"Wait. I didn't get to tell this story cause when you're hosting, you know, ITS NOT ALL ABOUT YOU," she began. "But years ago, at a pre-oscar party when Heath [Ledger]and Michelle [Williams] were both nominated for Brokeback, 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!'" she continued. "We obviously didn't correct him cause who cares?!- he's Matthew McConaughey! He can call me whatever he wants! But we all just about died. And Michelle to this DAY sometimes calls me Whimsy. And it always makes us laugh. Also. He's so hot."

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Philipps later shared another photo from the day with her former Dawson's Creek co-star James Van Der Beek, who was also a guest on the show.


"How amazing does @vanderjames look?!" she wrote. "Better than ever, I SAY!"

Photo Credit: Instagram / @busyphilipps