Matthew McConaughey, 51, spoke to CNBC about running for governor of Texas
Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey’s political career has been getting widely discussed of late.
The Dallas Buyers Club star, 51, spoke to CNBC about running for governor of Texas, and said that he is giving the idea some serious consideration.
“I’m not teasing the idea or anything. I’m actually trying to look at the idea and give it serious consideration. I have a new chapter for myself, personally in my life. I believe it is in some sort of leadership role,” he said.
“I don’t know what that role is. I don’t know my category. We’ve been talking about the ‘why’ of leadership and even, I would say, we need some more good leaders,” he continued.
“And I’m not just talking about me. I’m talking about you out there, everyone out there, we need leadership,” he added.
“Hopefully this last year, when we were forced to reevaluate what the hell matters to us in our own lives … hopefully we’re going to take those reevaluations out of this year and evolve a little bit as people, as individuals, as well. How are we going to turn that page, though, because things have changed?” he said.
“As humans in society, we’ve got to agree on facts again. F-A-C-T-S. We’re delusional about what facts are. We’re not even arguing from the same reality right now,” he said. “If we can agree on facts, then I believe we can start building trust. Trust in facts can lead to trust in others and trust in ourselves,” he added.