Kate Hudson says Matthew McConaughey has ‘a real chance’ of winning Texas governor race
The two co-starred in ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’ and ‘Fool’s Gold’
Kate Hudson thinks Matthew McConaughey has a good chance of becoming a politician.
In recent months, the "Dallas Buyers Club" star has openly contemplated running for office, seemingly leaning toward making a bid for governor in the state of Texas. As midterms inch closer, McConaughey’s former co-star spoke out about his chances of election.
"I have not heard this. This is the first I’m hearing of McConaughey getting into politics," admitted Hudson, 42, on a recent episode of Rob Lowe’s "Literally!" podcast when asked if she’d help her former co-star’s campaign. Lowe's mention of the notion even left her speechless for a moment.
"I guess it depends on what kind of, you know, platform he’s running on," she added, per Mediaite.
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McConaughey, 51, and Hudson were, for several years, two of the biggest names in the rom-com genre and appeared opposite one another in "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" and "Fool’s Gold."
"He’s a really interesting guy. If he does want to get into politics, I believe that … you probably wouldn’t get a politician who would care as much as he does, you know?" continued the Oscar nominee. "I think he’s very authentic … But the governor of Texas is a big job."
She added: "But I actually feel like he’d have a real chance."
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The "Music" actress said that the news of McConaughey’s potential run for office was "really shocking" to her.
"I'm one of those people who, I don't look at things," she explained. "I turn my news ticker off. So, clearly, I've missed this."
Regardless of how surprised she was to hear the news, she pointed out a positive quality that would help McConaughey in the political arena.
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"What I love about Matthew is he doesn’t really have anything to hide," explained Hudson before joking: "No one’s more fun on a couple tequilas, doesn’t mean he can’t run a state."
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She later explained: "I don’t know enough about it and I don’t know enough about the platform he’d be running on."