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EXCLUSIVE: Matthew McConaughey Brought Son Levi to 'Free State of Jones' Set: 'He Got to Explode A Lot of Things'

by Alex Ungerman 5:55 PM PDT, June 15, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Matthew McConaughey Brought Son Levi to 'Free State of Jones' Set: 'He Got to Explode A Lot of Things'

Matthew McConaughey's 7-year-old son, Levi, had a lot of fun visiting his dad on the set of his upcoming Civil War movie, Free State of Jones, but he also learned an important lesson.

"He was there a lot," the 46-year-old actor told ET, adding that his son was first excited by all the classic machinery and props used in the movie. "He got to press the buttons to explode a lot of the things, or at least he thought it was him doing it."

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However, upon being exposed to some of the tragedies that go with war, Levi had an honest moment with his father.

"They had made a bunch of dummies that looked very, very real," said McConaughey, discussing a battle scene from the film. "I stood beside him and for about a minute he just stared [at them]... He goes, 'Papai, I don't want to go to war.' I was like, ‘Yeah I hear you.’"

The actor also shared plans for his Father’s Day celebration with Levi and his two younger siblings, 6-year-old Vida and 3-year-old Livingston, admitting that he didn’t realize the holiday was coming up this weekend.

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"I had to be reminded Father's Day is coming up," he revealed, adding, "But you're damn right I knew when Mother's Day was."

Smart man!

Free State of Jones is set to hit theaters on June 24.

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