Alright, Alright, alright—we get it. 

McConaughey explained that it’s “OK, this is the scene: You are in the middle the ocean,” and he gave his side to Yahoo! Entertainment. You go underneath the water. Then, you ‘Action’ will go in the water. Once the water is gone, then you can come out like your breathing is slowing down. It’s a great feeling to be alive. You’re glad to be alive!

So, yeah, he wasn’t his best self: “There’s a lot of salt water and snot and all kinds of stuff that are in between all those,” he continued, “and so you’re doing that and you’re like, ‘OK, I think that worked, but did that look any good?'”

He is confident. They best smooching days are still ahead of them—”There’s still time”—but some make-out situations are simply beyond repair. As you, perhaps, prep for a bit of New Year’s Eve smooching of your own, enjoy these tales of love scenes gone wrong and take a little solace in knowing that even beautiful people don’t always create beautiful memories.