Val Kilmer is thinking of switching careers, the New York Post reports.
"There's sort of a rumor around that I'm maybe thinking about running to be governor of New Mexico?" the paper's Cindy Adams says he told her by cell phone from Bulgaria. "Well, it's sort of true. It's been my home 25 years. I really love my state."
Kilmer told Adams that after he wraps his current film he would "talk to friends and see what they say."
"People in the state are being supportive," he adds. "Our current governor, Bill Richardson, who's hoping to be picked as secretary of state, and whom I've seen down in the dirt helping people you know could never help him in return, and whom I love, had a dinner for me and said not to dismiss the idea. Said I could be a great governor."
Kilmer starred as "Batman" in the 1995 flick "Batman Forever" and played Jim Morrison in the 1991 movie, "The Doors."