Matthew McConaughey now says that running for governor of Texas is now “a real consideration.” Last year, the Real detective Star scoffed at the prospect of getting into politics, though he also said a possible gubernatorial run would depend “on the people” of Texas. He later said he “had no plans to do that at this point” when pressed by Stephen Colbert on the matter in November.
Maybe Matthew McConaughey He just can’t seem to get the idea of ruling Texas out of his head after all the press he got last year. This week, McConaughey was featured on Crime Stoppers of Houston’s The Balanced Voice podcast. In chatting with host Rania Mankarious, McConaughey opened up about how he’s currently discovering what’s next for him in life, and he seems to be particularly looking for a leadership role. From the interview:
“I’m researching again, now, what is my leadership role? Because I think I have some things to teach and share. What is my category in the next chapter of my life that I am going to enter now?”
Mankarious then brought up the subject of McConaughey competing against incumbent Governor Greg Abbott next year, perhaps as his next leadership role, and this is what the famous laid-back actor had to say.
“It is a real consideration.”
On the show, McConaughey also spoke extensively about Green lights, his memoirs that were published last fall. Describing the book as a collection of “stories, prayers, poems, people and places, and lots of bumper stickers,” McConaughey went into exile in the desert without electricity for 52 days to write the memoirs. He debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times non-fiction bestseller list.
Along with his Emmy-nominated role as Rust Cohle in Real detectiveMcConaughey is also known for his Oscar-winning performance in the acclaimed Ron Woodroof biopic. Dallas Buyers Club. Some of his many other popular roles include Dazed and confused, Lincoln Lawyer, The wolf of Wall Street, Y The wedding planner. He is currently working on the animated sequel. Sing 2 as the voice of the main character Buster Moon.
It’s certainly not uncommon to see celebrities changing course for political careers, from Ronald Reagan and Jesse Ventura to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Donald Trump. Other celebrities have also teased a career in the political arena in the future besides McConaughey. In the biographical series Young rock, Dwayne Johnson is the president of the United States in a fictional version of the future. Last month, Johnson disclosed to USA Today that he was actually seriously considering running for president in real life as well.
“I would consider a presidential run if that’s what people want,” Johnson said. “I really mean it, and” I’m not frivolous in any way with my answer … That would depend on the people … So I would wait and listen. “I would have my finger on the pulse, my ear on the ground” .
You can watch the full interview with McConaughey at The balanced voice on YouTube.