Mathew McConaughey’s been doing a lot of explaining lately. First, about kisses. Kate Hudson recent revealed that she remembers McConaughey in Fool’s Gold as her worst onscreen kiss, but that’s not his fault, McConaughey told Yahoo Entertainment. “Here’s the scene: You’ve just jumped from the helicopter. You’re in the middle of the ocean. You go under the water, so on action, go into the water and then come up out of the water like you’re gasping for air,” McConaughey defended himself, “You’re glad to be alive! Then you look at each other and you swim to each other and [go] into an embrace.”
Second, about politics. The US media had a minor heart attack when the Interstellar actor went on the Hugh Hewitt Show on Tuesday November 17, and seemed to announce political aspirations. “Are you ever going to run for anything?” Hewitt asked. “I don’t know. I mean, that wouldn’t be up to me,” McConaughey replied, “It would be up to the people more than it would me… 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.”What platform you, ask, would the Academy Award-winning actor run on? “I want to get behind personal values to rebind our social contracts with each other as Americans, as people again,” McConaughey told Hewitt. (Before you ask, no, McConaughey still has not developed a comprehensive health care plan.)
This is what happened when Stephen Colbert grilled McConaughey on his political aspirations
Don’t go buying McConaughey 2024 bumper stickers yet. On Wednesday, November 18, Stephen Colbert couldn’t resist asking McConaughey about his political intentions, either. “I have no plans to do that right now, as I said, that would be up to a lot of other people,” the actor clarified. So not now, but… will we ever get a chance to snap up McConaughey for governor merchandise? Or perhaps even McConaughey for office fly swatters? “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. That’s where I sit right now,” McConaughey told Colbert. Which means… maybe?
McConaughey further clarified his position on Fox News Radio on Thursday, November 19 (via Fox). “I think a lot of people are going, ‘It’s a time to redefine, to redeclare what politics is,'” he mused, “I want to know that answer and understand that answer first before I would really sort of be interested in hopping in politics.” Honestly, from where we stand, Matthew McConaughey is having a hard time giving the world a definite no.
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