Will Matthew McConaughey be the next Texas governor?

Hamna HumailWeb Editor

19th Nov, 2020. 08:38 pm
Matthew McConaughey

Oscar-winning American actor and producer, Matthew McConaughey might be the next celebrity to go into politics.

McConaughey  won an Oscar for his role in 2013 AIDS drama ‘Dallas Buyers Club.’

The star of ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ and ‘Magic Mike’ appeared to be considering the idea when discussing politics with syndicated talk radio host Hugh Hewitt in an interview.

When asked if he would run for governor of Texas or another political office, the actor said he was not sure without ruling it out.

McConaughey, 51, was born and raised in Texas before moving to Los Angeles and forging a career in romantic comedies.

“I mean, that wouldn’t be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would me,” said McConaughey. “I would say this,” he continued. “Look, politics seems to be a broken business to me right now. And when politics redefines its purpose, I could be a hell of a lot more interested.”

He described his political philosophy as being “behind personal values to rebind our social contracts with each other as Americans.”

“I still question how much you can really get done in politics, and I don’t know if politics is my avenue to get what maybe I am best equipped to get done,” he said.

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