In what would be somewhat of a career turn, Matthew McConaughey says he is seriously considering entering politics with a campaign to become the next governor of his home state of Texas.
The actor commented on the Crime Stoppers of Houston podcast, The Balanced Voice, telling host Rania Mankarious that running against incumbent Governor Greg Abbott, who is due for re-election next year, was a “real consideration. “.
“What is my role as a leader? Because I think I have things to teach and to share. What is my category in the next chapter of my life that I am going to now? McConaughey commented on the show.
The claim is a reversal of the position he took when asked by Stephen Colbert on the subject in November, when the actor said he had “no intention of doing it for the moment”. He also told another podcast last year that any election candidacy would “measure up to the people.”
The real detective and Dallas Buyers Club star has diversified in recent years, notably by publishing a book, Greenlights, Last year. The unconventional memoir explored McConaughey’s mantra for living and made several claims that bothered some political commentators. While promoting the book, he made headlines with his comments on the “illiberal left” and the culture of cancellation.
You can watch our episode of the movie Who Lit My Fuse with McConaughey here.