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Matthew McConaughey Addresses Rumors He's Running for Texas Governor

Matthew McConaughey is responding to speculation that he’s running for Governor of Texas!

The 51-year-old actor appeared on The Tonight Show on Friday (March 19) to discuss the relief benefit he’s hosting in Texas.

When Jimmy Fallon asked if it was true he was thinking about running for the position, Matthew said, “It’s something I’m giving consideration. Absolutely. What an honorable thing to even be able to consider.”

“I’m no further than that right now, Sir,” he added with a smile.

“Good answer,” Jimmy replied as Matthew laughed.

“‘You sound like a politician there McConaughey, good answer,’” Matthew joked.

He had previously expressed interest in running for Governor of Texas on an episode of Crime Stoppers of Houston’s “The Balanced Voice” podcast.

The actor also shared his experience weathering the recent Texas storm that left most of the state without power.

“We had a couple pipes break,” Matthew said. He added that while his family did have to boil water for a time, there are thousands in Texas currently struggling with worse.

The actor’s relief benefit will stream on YouTube and features performances Kelly Clarkson, Post Malone, Khalid, George Strait, Willie Nelson and many more. The event will benefit Matthew‘s “Just Keep Livin” relief fund and will air March 21 at 7PM CT.

It was recently revealed that Matthew may be reprising one of his iconic roles!

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Matthew McConaughey to Reprise the Role That Kicked Off His Career!

Matthew McConaughey is taking on the role that helped to propel his career!

The 51-year-old actor is set to star in HBO’s limited series A Time for Mercy, the sequel to the classic John Grisham novel A Time To Kill, Deadline reported on Thursday (March 18).

25 years ago, Matthew starred in A Time To Kill in the role of defense attorney, Jake Brigance.

According to the report, the series would be 8-10 episodes with Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who was a Warner Bros. executive when A Time to Kill was greenlit in the 1990s, to produce.

Here’s more on the story: “The original novel was set in Clanton, Mississippi and followed a fearless young lawyer as he defends a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his ten-year-old daughter. The case turned the small town into a boilerplate of tension that includes the inciting violent retribution and revenge from the Ku Klux Klan. The novel was another Grisham hit and Warner Bros. quickly moved to turn the book into a movie, tapping the late Joel Schumacher to direct and setting an A-list cast to star in the film.”

The film is considered to be one that put Matthew on the map in Hollywood, who was a relative unknown at the time.

Here’s a plot summary for A Time For Mercy: “Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Brigance’s fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career and the safety of his family on the line.”

A Time For Mercy is the third book to feature the Brigance character, following Sycamore Row, which was released in 2013.

“There was never a discussion to adapt that book but when Grisham made it be known that a third Brigance novel was on its way in 2020, McConaughey was drawn to the idea of returning to the role that helped launch his career,” the outlet reported.

“As for the decision to go the limited series route rather then make it into a film, the decision was made to allow the whole story to unfold and dive deeper into all the characters involved in the book rather then cut corners in a two hour movie.”

No director is attached to the project yet, nor any writers. A production start time is still to be determined.

Matthew also teased the possibility of doing this next in his career.

Matthew McConaughey Is Considering a Run for Texas Governor

Is Matthew McConaughey heading towards a political run for Governor?!

During an episode of Crime Stoppers of Houston’s “The Balanced Voice” podcast, he said it was “a true consideration.”

“I’m looking into now again, what is my leadership role?” he said. “Because I do think I have some things to teach and share, and what is my role? What’s my category in my next chapter of life that I’m going into?”

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is up for reelection next year. He has not commented on Matthew‘s statement so far. Stay tuned!

Matthew McConaughey has been vocal about politics in the past and actually was trending on Twitter a few months ago for what he said about liberals in America.

Look Inside Matthew McConaughey's Brand New Hawaii Vacation Home He Purchased for Almost $8 Million

Matthew McConaughey just purchased an unbelievable home in Hawaii…and the views from this brand new Big Island home look incredible!

The actor purchased the home for $7.85 million back in December of 2020. The home boasts six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. The house is nestled inside the Kukio Beach and Golf Club community in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island.

The house features two primary suites, two pools, two outdoor firepits and both indoor and outdoor kitchens, and many more amenities. The property is brand new (built in 2020) and features 7,000 square feet, with 5,328 square feet of actual living space.

Look inside some other celeb homes that have recently been bought and sold!

Click through the gallery to see all of the inside photos of this amazing, brand new home….More Here! »

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Matthew McConaughey Shares the Story Behind His 'Titanic' Audition

Matthew McConaughey is sharing some new details about auditioning for Titanic!

During an interview on Rob Lowe‘s podcast Literally with Rob Lowe, the 51-year-old actor opened up about the audition process for the 1997 James Cameron film, which he wrote about in his new book Greenlight.

“So I went and read with Kate Winslet and it was not one of the auditions—they filmed it so it was like into screen test time,” the Interstellar star shared. “After we left, you know, it was one of those ones where they, like, followed me and on when we got outside they were like, ‘That went great.’ I mean, kind of like hugs. I really thought it was going to happen.”

Despite the seemingly successful audition, Matthew was never offered the role. The actor added, “For a while I was saying like, ‘Who was my—I gotta find that agent. They’re in trouble. I did not ever get the offer.”

Matthew would later go on to star alongside Titanic’s leading man Leonardo DiCaprio in the Martin Scorsese film Wolf of Wall Street.

“He wants you to win,” Matthew said of Leo. “Not everyone is like that. They don’t want you to win.”

Matthew starred in a hilarious new commercial for the Super Bowl. Click here to watch it!

Flat Matthew McConaughey Stars in Doritos' Super Bowl Commercial 2021 - Watch Now!

Matthew McConaughey looks a little different in the new Doritos Super Bowl commercial!

The actor plays a flat version of himself in the new ad and seems to be having a difficult time adjusting to being 2D.

“Lately I just having been feeling quite like myself,” he narrates.

Matthew is shown getting knocked backwards by a football pass, ignored at a coffee shop, and nearly getting blown away by the wind.

He even gets made fun of by Jimmy Kimmel and Mindy Kaling during an appearance on the former’s talk show. Jimmy jokes, “Did you drive here, or did you arrive by fax?”

Thankfully, the Interstellar star goes back to his normal three-dimensional self after eating a 3D Dorito.

Check out the full video below!