Matthew Mcconaughey ''cried three times'' while watching 'Interstellar'.

The 45-year-old actor, who stars alongside Anne Hathaway in the new sci-fi adventure, also burst into tears several times while shooting some scenes for the film.

Speaking at the New York premiere of the movie on Monday night (03.11.14), the Oscar-winner told ''I watched it, and I cried three times.''

He added: ''It throttled me.''

Matthew, who has three children, Levi, six, Vida, four, and Livingston, 22 months, with model wife Camila Alves, found it very emotional because much of the story focuses on his character Cooper's relationship with his daughter.

He said: ''Even if you don't care that much about the science of it or even the love story between a parent and a child, you just want to go for the wild, epic ride it is.''

The movie also made Matthew appreciate the amount of time he gets to spend with his own family even more.

He said: ''There hasn't been a promise or a goodbye like Cooper has to go through with his daughter in this. I'm very fortunate: I get to take my family with me when I go to work, so my goodbyes so far haven't had to be so long.''