Suspended belief is required. Remembering the severe turbulence he experienced on a Lufthansa flight earlier this month, the actor remarked, “I mean, it’s zero gravity.

The actor, Matthew McConaughey, is thinking back on his recent journey on a Lufthansa flight that was severely turbulenced.

The aircraft had to make an emergency landing at Dulles International Airport in Virginia as the 53-year-old Academy Award winner and his wife, Camila Alves, were traveling from Austin, Texas, to Frankfurt, Germany.

Matthew McConaughey Discusses His Terrifying Flight with Wife Camila Alves

“Suspension of disbelief is required. I mean, it’s zero gravity, McConaughey said in a preview of his upcoming appearance on the Let’s Talk Off Camera podcast.

The flight memories were previously shared on Instagram by Alves, 41, who noted that “the plane dropped almost 4000 feet. ”.

When the plane landed, McConaughey said he “immediately reached over, made sure Camila had her seatbelt on. ”.

He admitted to podcast host Kelly Ripa that “my tray table held me down.”. It was a “hell of a scare,” he said, adding, “I wasn’t wearing my seatbelt, and there was no warning right before it happened. ”.

“Your glass of red wine, plates containing food, and everything else are suspended, floating in the air. And to stare at that for one, two, three, or four [seconds] before everything collapses,” he continued.

Matthew McConaughey Discusses His Terrifying Flight with Wife Camila Alves

The Dallas Buyers Club actor claimed that during the terrifying incident, his pilot friend who was seated next to him provided comfort.

“A friend of mine who is a pilot was sitting next to me. And he was as calm as a cucumber,” McConaughey said. I questioned, “Can the plane hold that?” He responded, “These things are so tested that yes, don’t worry, the plane structurally can hold that.”. I was very relieved by that. ”.

Seven passengers were taken to the hospital after experiencing “severe turbulence” on Lufthansa Flight 469, which was flying 37,000 feet above Tennessee, according to the FAA. The FAA reports that the plane landed “without incident” at the Virginia airport at around 9:10 p.m. m.