Matthew McConaughey wants '8 more kids' — but his wife isn't 'on the same page'

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves have three children together — sons Levi, 11, and Livingston, 7, and daughter Vida, 10.

However, if the actor had his way, he and his wife would have a much fuller house.

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AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 27: (L-R) Livingston Alves McConaughey, Camila Alves, Levi Alves McConaughey, honoree Matthew McConaughey, Vida Alves McConaughey, and Kay McConaughey attend the 2019 Texas Medal Of Arts Awards at the Long Center for the Performing Arts on February 27, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage)
AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 27: (L-R) Livingston Alves McConaughey, Camila Alves, Levi Alves McConaughey, honoree Matthew McConaughey, Vida Alves McConaughey, and Kay McConaughey attend the 2019 Texas Medal Of Arts Awards at the Long Center for the Performing Arts on February 27, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage)
AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 27: (L-R) Livingston Alves McConaughey, Camila Alves, Levi Alves McConaughey, honoree Matthew McConaughey, Vida Alves McConaughey, and Kay McConaughey attend the 2019 Texas Medal Of Arts Awards at the Long Center for the Performing Arts on February 27, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 25: Actors Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves and their children Levi, Vida and Livingston attend the final round of the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play at Austin Country Club on March 25, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 28: Matthew McConaughey is seen with his daughter, Vida and his son, Levi on June 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ignat/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 28: Matthew McConaughey with kids Levi and Vida are seen out in Tribeca on June 28, 2016 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: Matthew Mcconaughey and Camila Alves are seen out in Tribeca with Levi Alves McConaughey and Vida Alves McConaughey October 5, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Actor Matthew McConaughey and daughter attend the ceremony that honored him with a Star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Camila Alves-McConaughey and children attend the ceremony that honored Matthew McConaughey with a Star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Actor Matthew McConaughey and daugher attend the ceremony that honored him with a Star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Camila Alves McConaughey, Levi McConaughey, Livingston McConaughey and Vida McConaughey attend the ceremony honoring Matthew McConaughey with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 17, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Camila Alves, Levi McConaughey, Livingston McConaughey and Vida McConaughey attend The Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony for Matthew McConaughey on November 17, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actor Matthew McConaughey and his family Camila Alves, Levi McConaughey, Livingston McConaughey , and Vida McConaughey attend The Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony for Matthew McConaughey on November 17, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Honoree Matthew McConaughey (L, holding the American Cinematheque Award) and Vida Alves McConaughey attend the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Director/writer Christopher Nolan (R) presents the American Cinematheque Award to honoree Matthew McConaughey (center) with Vida Alves McConaughey (L) onstage at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Honoree Matthew McConaughey (R) accepts the American Cinematheque Award with Vida Alves McConaughey (L) onstage at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MAY 17: Actor Matthew McConaughey (L) and Vida McConaughey participate in a charity Amazing Race Scavenger Hunt at a New Orleans apartment on May 17, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
AUSTIN, TX - APRIL 24: (L - R) Kay McConaughey, Levi McConaughey, Matthew McConaughey, Vida McConaughey and Camila Alves walk the red carpet during the Mack, Jack & McConaughey Gala at ACL Live on April 24, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
Vida Alves McConaughey and Matthew McConaughey are seen in Santa Monica on June 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
(L-R) Camila Alves, Vida Alves McConaughey, Levi Alves McConaughey and Matthew McConaughey are seen in Santa Monica on June 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
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McConaughey was panelist at a HISTORYTalks: Leadership and Legacy event in New York Saturday, and he spoke up about his big-brood ambitions.

"I'd like to have eight more kids," he told the crowd.

There's just one problem with that plan.

"My wife's not on the same page," he added.

But it's not really a problem at all for the 50-year-old, because he understands that wanting to have them is the easy part. And Alves, whom he wed in 2012, isn't as eager to do the hard part.

"I understand that," he said. "It's a lot easier for us (guys)."

Besides, the three children they already share — his "living legacy" as he called them — have already made McConaughey's biggest dream come true.

"I remember at 8 years old, it's really the only thing I ever knew I wanted to be was a dad," the Oscar winner explained. "I've got a large hand in shepherding my three children up until they're 18 and out of the house. … That's the thing I think I do most honorably is having three autonomous, conscientious, confident children."

As he explained during a visit to TODAY in 2018, he and Alves raise their children with a "shared moral bottom line," and quoting his first-ever film role, he added, "We mix the 'alright, alright, alright' into the discipline."

But on Friday nights, everything's "alright."

"Friday night is the no-curfew night," he said. "It's pizza night; it's a movie night; it's all the kids can sleep with mama and papa night." 

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