Award-winning actor and former RELEVANT cover subject Matthew McConaughey is considering a run for Texas political office.
In a recent podcast episode, McConaughey said he likes the idea of running for the top office in his home state.
“I’m measuring it,” McConaughey told the hosts. “Look, it’s going to be in some capacity. … I just — I’m more of a folksy and philosopher poet statesman than I am a, per se, definitive politician.”
He continued, “So I go, well, that’s a reason not to, but then I go, no, that’s exactly why you should, because politics needs redefinition, but I’m measuring, you know, what is my category? What’s my embassy?”
When McConaughey sat down with RELEVANT last year, he opened up about his philosophical outlook, including what he thinks about God’s divine plan for his life.
“God’s laying out the highways, but we each have our hand on the wheel,” he said. “I look at Earth. I look at the little dot that we are on the planet. The world’s turning. And we’re that little individual on the planet. That smallness can make you go, ‘Oh my gosh. I’m nothing. None of what I do matters.’
“But, a place of humility is actually when you realize, ‘Oh, it allllll matters.’ There’s a great empowerment that comes with that.”
In a recent poll from the Houston Chronicle, McConaughey would be competitive against Beto O’Rourke and current Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. McConaughey did not say what party he would run under.