Matthew McConaughey Responds To Rumours He’s Running For Texas Governor: “It’s Something I’m Giving Consideration”

The Oscar-winning actor has in recent months expressed interest in running for office.

Matthew McConaughey is "giving consideration" to a political role.

The Dallas Buyers Club star has admitted he is thinking about running for the role of Governor of Texas as he discussed the rumour.

Asked if he would consider the job, he told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show : "It's something I’m giving consideration. Absolutely. What an honourable thing to even be able to consider. No further than that right now, sir."

Meanwhile, Matthew, 51, previously called on Texas to come together and "help each other" after the area was ravaged by severe weather and storms last month.

He said: "In Texas, we're used to a hurricane, a tornado, a drought, heat, but not a freeze. It's something we weren't prepared for ... One of the great things about Texas is that it's in our spirit to pull our bootstraps up and go, 'Let's deal.' We like to help ourselves. And we need to all help each other."

Matthew, his wife Camila and their Just Keep Living Foundation will stage a star-studded virtual benefit on Mar 21 (Sunday) to provide direct relief to families and communities still coming to terms with the aftermath of the storms.

And Matthew reassured those who want to support the event — which will air on his YouTube channel and Spectrum News 1 in Texas and feature the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Kacey Musgraves and Renee Zellweger — that their money will go to those who are keen to "help themselves" but are currently unable to and will hopefully combat the effects of the water damage.

He added: "I want to make sure that everyone who will hopefully give knows that you're giving to people who want to help themselves, but are unable to right now. And we're trying to keep this a vital issue so that everyone understands. There are immediate needs. 

"The main long-term damage now is water damage. And that's an invisible killer. You don't see it from the street, but once you go in the front door you see, 'Oh there's no clean water, this is unlivable. That's why we're doing the benefit. It's incredibly relevant." 

Matthew is currently in talks to reprise his role in 1996's A Time to Kill in the sequel A Time for Mercy, a HBO limited series based on John Grisham's novel. — BANG SHOWBIZ

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