The city of Texas almost received a dashingly handsome contestant for its gubernatorial elections in the person of Matthew McConaughey.
Unfortunately for the many fans who would love to see McConaughey in the political sphere, he decided to pull away from the contest.
The multiple award winner for best actor in a leading role spoke up on why he decided not to be a frontrunner this time around.
Matthew McConaughey Details Abstaining From Texas Gubernatorial Race
On Tuesday, December 14, McConaughey got candid on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” about how he is not ready to become politically active, ET reported.
The star came to that conclusion after thinking over “how and where and what can I do to be most useful to myself, to my family, and to the most amount of people?”
McConaughey has chosen to prioritize his career in acting, his wife Camila Alves, and their three offspring: 13-year-old Levi, 11-year-old Vida, and 8-year-old Livingston.
Fallon questioned if his guest had ruled out all plans of running for a political post, and he responded to the host with, “I’m not until I am.”
The “Dallas Buyers Club” actor buttressed that he will keep an eye open for more opportunities in the political sphere.
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In November, McConaughey laid to rest the swirling rumors about his intentions to become the governor of Texas in an Instagram post.
The father-of-three gushed that as a simple indigen of Uvalde, Texas, he never thought he would be considered for political leadership one day.
McConaughey explained that “it’s a humbling and inspiring path to ponder,” but one he was choosing not to take at that moment.
Rather than contesting for governorship, the 52-year-old will support businesses, foundations, and entrepreneurs.
McConaughey believes these establishments will create pathways for people to succeed in life. He noted that organizations with missions of trust-building and service would generate prosperity.
The “True Detective” Star Opts Out Of Vaccinating His Kids
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The CDC gave the go-ahead for children around the ages of 5 and 11 to receive the COVID-19 vaccine last month.
Despite the green light, The Blast shared that McConaughey disagrees that younger ones should be made to get the vaccine.
In an interview with the New York Times about politics in America, the Academy Award winner expressed that he was still researching the matter of vaccinating children.
McConaughey admitted he would have to pick a stance eventually and clarified that he was not against the idea of children getting vaccinated.
Instead, the American icon did not think that young ones needed to be forced to collect the injection because of the mandate.
McConaughey mentioned that he does not believe any conspiracy theories swirling around the Covid vaccine but needs to look further into it, given the recency of the mandate.
The doting father recounted that he and his wife always “go slow on vaccinations” even before the pandemic took over.
When asked if he would ever vaccinate his children, McConaughey clearly stated that he would not be vaccinating his right now, adding, “I’m not vaccinating mine, I’ll tell you that.”