“Alright, alright, alright.”
Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey stands out as the subsequent celeb to throw his hat into the political ring.
The star of Dallas Consumers Membership and Magic Mike gave the impression to be contemplating the thought when discussing politics with syndicated discuss radio host Hugh Hewitt in an interview posted on-line on Wednesday.
Requested if he would run for governor of Texas or one other political workplace, the actor mentioned he was undecided with out ruling it out. McConaughey, 51, was born and raised in Texas earlier than shifting to Los Angeles and forging a profession in romantic comedies reminiscent of Lose a Man in 10 Days.
“I mean, that wouldn’t be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would me,” mentioned 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.”
Within the interview, he described his political philosophy as being “behind personal values to rebind our social contracts with each other as Americans”.
However he appeared a way from having made any determination to swap appearing for politics.
“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 mentioned.
McConaughey, who gained an Oscar for his position in 2013 Aids drama Dallas Consumers Membership, could be one among a sequence of celebrities who’ve flirted with, or gained, political workplace in the USA.
They embody Presidents Donald Trump and the late Ronald Reagan, former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Carmel Mayor Clint Eastwood and former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura.