MATTHEW MC­CONAUGHEY

WAITER

Empire (UK) - - ON.SCREEN -

“I wanted to work as a waiter in this all-black blues bar in Austin, Texas, be­cause I loved the mu­sic. So the owner goes, ‘Okay, come in to­mor­row at 9am.’ When I did he said, ‘Go back to the bath­rooms with Carl and mop up.’ Carl was his brother. After about 20 min­utes of mop­ping I hear this voice be­hind me: ‘Man, put that mop down. You re­ally want to work here, don’t you?’ He was ini­ti­at­ing me, to see if I re­ally wanted the job. And I got it. I was the first white and the first male to wait ta­bles in that place.”

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