Famous actor Matthew McConaughey, while talking about the new memoir, Greenlights, on Stephen Colbert Wednesday’s Late Show explained how he was misunderstood about being open to running for Texas governor.
When asked recently if he would give up his acting career for politics and the possibility of running in the office, all the news sites interpreted the actor’s answer as if he left acting and immediately started running for Texas governor. But, the reality was different as the actor himself made it clear.
Matthew McConaughey stated that he has no plans to enter politics in the near future and that he thinks that politics should first redefine its purpose.
Stating that he might consider taking part in leadership roles that might work well in the future, Matthew McConaughey clarified the situation by saying that his words were misunderstood because he did not say absolutely ‘no’ and he clarified the situation.
Here’s what he stated:
“I have no plans to do that right now…. right now, no. Politics needs to redefine its purpose. As I move forward in life, am I going to consider leadership roles where I can be most useful? I’d love to! I’m doing that regardless. So that’s where I sit right now.
I’ve been asked that question if I was interested in running for governor quite a bit lately. And I’ve always kind of given the same answer but evidently one of them came out as, ‘I would consider it,’ since I didn’t say, ‘Absolutely no.'”
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