After teasing a potential political campaign for nearly a year, actor Matthew McConnaughey has announced he will not be running to become the next governor of Texas.
In a video posted to his Instagram on Sunday, McConnaughey said that jumping into politics is a “path that I’m choosing not to take at this moment,” while imparting a message about the importance of service.
“As a simple kid born in the little town of Uvalde, Texas, it never occurred to me that I would one day be considered for political leadership,” McConaughey said. “It’s a humbling and inspiring path to ponder. It is also a path that I’m choosing not to take at this moment.”