Hollywood icon Matthew McConaughey could potentially run to be the governor of Texas, as he noticeably did not say no to the idea during a recent interview.
On Wednesday, during an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt, McConaughey said he was not sure if he would decide to run and said it was up to the people to decide.
The Federalist reports Hewitt asked the fan-favorite if he was considering a career in politics or if he was interested in feeling out the public sector.
“You’re kind of center-right in the view of people. You could be governor of Texas. Are you ever going to run for anything?” Hewitt said.
“I don’t know,” McConaughey answered.
“I mean, that wouldn’t be up to me,” he continued, claiming the decision would be up to his fans and supporters. “It would be up to the people more than it would me. I would say this. 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.”
McConaughey said he was more interested in helping people, rather than just playing politics.
“I want to get behind personal values to rebind our social contracts with each other as Americans, as people again,” he said per the Federalist. “No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, or as I said earlier, denomination, we have broken those social contracts. We don’t trust each other, and that leads to us not trust in ourselves, which if that becomes, if that becomes epidemic, then we’ve got anarchy.”
The actor added:
So I’m all for the individual, and I think it’s for to make collective change that the individual needs to look in the mirror and say how can I be a little bit better today? How can I, how can this selfish decision I want to make for myself correlate and also be the decision that’s best for the most amount of people? There is a place where that decision lives all the time. It’s hard to get to, but there is a place to make the decision that’s best for ourself, but also be considerate of what that decision is for the most amount of people.