McCounaghey next to the Texas flag

Interstellar star, Matthew McConaughey, said on Tuesday, he’s not against the idea of running for the governor position in Texas in the future. 

McConaughey recently sat with Hugh Hewitt on his podcast show, the Hugh Hewitt Show for an interview and talked about his best-selling book, “Greenlights.”

The actor also said in the interview that going for the position is not up for him to decide.

According to him, it all depends on the people. 

Moreover, if the actor would really try politics, he’s not the first one to transition from Hollywood to politics. 

In fact, Terminator actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, became California’s governor in the past. 

The 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, also acted in some Hollywood films before transitioning to politics. 

McCounaghey next to Guy Fieri

More on His Views on Politics

McConaughey also shared that despite the possibility of him running, he thinks of politics now as a “broken business.” 

Moreover, once “politics redefines its purpose,” McConaughey shared he would be “a lot more interested” in it. 

McConaughey also added that he wanted to “get behind personal values to rebind” Americans’ social contract with each other. 

He also shared that he questions how much someone can get done in politics. 

“I don’t know if politics is my avenue to get what maybe I am best equipped to get done,” he said.

A Proponent of Wearing Masks

McConaughey advocates wearing masks to curb COVID-19 infections. 

He even did a video to teach people how to create one using a bandana if they cannot buy the usual surgical mask. 

In the video, the How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days actor presented himself as Bobby Bandito. 

He also told viewers through the video to stay at home, and if they have to go out, use a mask and “strap it on like so.” 

Months after that, he told CNN’s Briana Keilar why precaution is crucial when it comes to facing the virus. 

“The mask is about letting science catch up,” and protecting “people on the front line.” 

He also called out the political division that became rampant in the US amid the coronavirus. 


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