Yet another celebrity is eyeing the world of politics as their potential future — none other than True Detective‘s Matthew McConaughey. The actor confirmed on The Balanced Voice podcast on Wednesday that he was carefully considering his next step, having taken recent moves to diversify his career beyond acting with the publication of his memoir Greenlights and taking on a teaching gig at the University of Texas in Austin as a professor of practice. And that next step could well mean entering the world of elected officials, the Texas native confirms. With Texas Governor Greg Abbott up for re-election in 2022, McConaughey admitted there’s a not-so-slim chance that he’ll join the gubernatorial race as his challenger.

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