Matthew McConaughey has built quite the resume for himself. He’s an Academy Award-winning actor, a professor and a New York Times bestselling author, but there’s a possibility he’s not done collecting titles yet.
The Wrap reports that on Wednesday, McConaughey told the hosts of the Balanced Voice podcast that he’s giving “true consideration” to a Texas gubernatorial bid when he was asked about his interest in running for office. “I’m looking into that again,” the actor said.
His response then was that it “wouldn’t be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would me.” He continued, “Look, politics seems to be a broken business to me right now. And when politics redefines its purpose, I could be ... a lot more interested” (via The Hill).
People reports McConaughey shared a similar sentiment on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” He said, “As I move forward in life, am I going to consider leadership roles where I can be most useful? I’d love to, I’m doing that regardless. That’s where I sit right now.”
According to People, the actor noted he’s been asked about a gubernatorial bid “quite a bit lately,” and he has yet to give a definitive “yes” or “no” response to the question.
McConaughey’s political affiliation is unclear, The Guardian reports, adding that many are speculating whether the actor would run under the Republican or Democrat banner.