Matthew McConaughey was in attendance at the Los Angeles premiere of Kubo and the Two Strings Sunday evening.

Matthew McConaughey At ‘Kubo’ Premiere

McConaughey walked the red carpet at AMC Universal City Walk for the Kubo and the Two Strings premiere, posing for playful photographs along the way. The Oscar-winning actor plays human turned-insect Beetle in Kubo and the Two Strings.

McConaughey has played all kinds of characters in all genres of film – but Kubo and the Two Strings marks the actor’s first foray into animated features. According to the star, the late arrival to voice acting wasn’t for lack of interest.

“I’d been looking for a voice acting role for years. When this came along — it’s a quality production, Laika’s quality, the story’s good — I was in,” McConaughey told Variety at the premiere. “I haven’t made many films lately, in the last 15 years, that are children-friendly so it was nice to make something that [my kids] can go to.”

Kubo and the Two Strings follows the titular character – a young Japanese storyteller voiced by Game of ThronesArt Parkinson – who mistakenly wakes a spirit from his past. In his efforts to defeat it and save his family, he gets help from McConaughey’s Beetle as well as Monkey, voiced by Charlize Theron.

Rooney Mara, George Takei and Ralph Fiennes also lend their voices to Kubo and the Two Strings characters.

Kubo and the Two Strings, directed by Travis Knight, hits theaters on Friday, Aug. 19.

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