Matthew McConaughey reveals he's 'giving consideration' to political run

The actor's "We're Texas" benefit airs this Sunday at 7pm.
By , 98.7 KLUV

Matthew McConaughey has previously considered running for office.

Now, the actor is buckling down on the speculation. He told Jimmy Fallon that running for governor of Texas is the "honorable" thing to do, but the idea is still in the initial stages.

During an appearance on "The Tonight Show," the 51-year-old actor said: "Well, it’s come up a lot lately. And I’m gonna say to you now the same thing I’ve been saying, which is true. It’s not a dodge. And when I say it’s something I’m giving consideration, absolutely."

"What an honorable thing to even be able to consider. But that’s no further than that right now, sir," he added.

However, the "True Detective" star is currently doing a lot to help his home state.

On Sunday, he hosted a virtual fundraiser titled "We're Here" with his wife Camila to help Texans affected by the severe weather in February. The line-up boasted some of the most famous Texans in the industry including Willie Nelson, Kelly Clarkson, Kacey Musgraves, Post Malone, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Los Lonely Boys, Khalid, Don Henley, Leon Bridges, Kirk Franklin, Lyle Lovett, Chip & Joanna Gaines, Angie Harmon, Dak Prescott, Troy Aikman, Jamie Foxx, Dr. Phil McGraw, Jonas Brothers, Jennifer Garner, Joe Rogan, Jordan Spieth, Megan Thee Stallion, Woody Harrelson, Selena Gomez, Michael Strahan, Renee Zellweger, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, and many more.

The actor also spoke about the winter storms during his Fallon interview, stating: "Look, we’re doing good. We had, you know, a couple pipes break. We’ve had to pull up some drywall in the house. Lost power. Just got off having to boil water four days ago. But the problem in Texas is there’s tens of thousands that aren’t as good a shape as we are right now. There’s a lot of people that are out of home."

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