Matthew McConaughey is considering running for Texas governor.
  • Matthew McConaughey revealed that he's considering running for governor of Texas.
  • During his appearance on "The Balanced Voice" podcast, the star said it was a "true consideration."
  • McConaughey previously said he could be "interested" in running for governor.
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Matthew McConaughey revealed in a recent podcast episode that his run for Texas governor is a "true consideration."

During his appearance on "The Balanced Voice" podcast, the actor opened up about what he wants for the "next chapter" of his life.

"And I'm looking into now, what is my leadership role?" McConaughey said. "Because I do think I have some things to teach and share."

In addition to his acting career, McConaughey is also a professor at the University of Texas Austin, where he teaches a class in the film department.

But when asked by podcast host Rania Mankarious if he had any political aspirations - specifically, for governor of Texas - McConaughey said, "It's a true consideration."

This isn't the first time McConaughey has mentioned his interest in a gubernatorial campaign.

In November, he told radio host Hugh Hewitt that he wouldn't be opposed to running for governor.

"I mean, that wouldn't be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would me," McConaughey said.

But the actor didn't say outright that he was seriously considering a political career.

"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 told Hewitt.

In the past, the star has been candid about his career's unexpected trajectory.

In October, the "Dallas Buyers Club" actor spoke to Oprah Winfrey for a new episode of her Apple TV+ show "The Oprah Conversation." During their chat, McConaughey opened up about his struggles transitioning from romantic roles to more dramatic movies.

"I dabbled with thinking about other careers," he told Winfrey.

And while McConaughey is now an Oscar-winning actor, he revealed that he considered working as a high school football coach, an orchestra leader, a wildlife guide, or a schoolteacher.

"I was not going back," McConaughey said of his break from acting.

And in an excerpt from his new book "Greenlights," the actor said that after he'd starred in films like "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," he decided to forgo romantic movies entirely - which led to him turning down $14.5 million (one of the biggest paychecks of his career) to star in an unnamed rom-com.

"I declined the offer," McConaughey said. "If I couldn't do what I wanted, I wasn't going to do what I didn't, no matter the price."

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