Matthew McConaughey could be the latest Hollywood actor to consider throwing his hat into the political ring.
The Wolf Of Wall Street star was discussing politics during a radio interview when he was asked if he would run for governor in his home state Texas, or another position.
“I mean, that wouldn’t be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would me,” McConaughey told talk radio host Hugh Hewitt.
“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.”
McConaughey, 51, was born and raised in Texas before moving to Los Angeles to begin his film career.
In the interview, he described his political philosophy as being “behind personal values to rebind our social contracts with each other as Americans.”
But he seemed some way from having made any decision to swap acting 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 said.
McConaughey, who won an Oscar for his role in 2013 AIDS drama Dallas Buyers Club, would be one of a series of celebrities who have flirted with, or won, political office in the US.
They include presidents Donald Trump and the late Ronald Reagan, former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Carmel Mayor Clint Eastwood and former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura.