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Matthew McConaughey could be the latest Hollywood star to consider a role in politics.

The Wolf Of Wall Street actor has been asked if he would run for governor in his home state of Texas in an American radio interview.

He said it would be up to the people, rather than him, and he’d be “a lot more interested” when politics “redefines its purpose”.

“I mean, that wouldn’t be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would me,” McConaughey told  host Hugh Hewitt.

“I would say this,” he continued. “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.”

In the interview, he described his political philosophy as being “behind personal values to rebind our social contracts with each other as Americans.”

But he seemed some way from having made any decision to swap acting for politics.

“I still question how much you can really get done in politics, and I don’t know if politics is my avenue to get what maybe I am best equipped to get done,” he said.