KEY POINTS

  • Matthew McConaughey has blamed "illiberals" for creating political divide in the U.S.
  • The actor noted that the influx of “illiberals” has completely outclassed the liberals in the political system
  • McConaughey has revealed that he is open to running for governor in Texas

Matthew McConaughey has once again voiced his opinion on the two extreme sides of the political divide, saying that the country needs “liberals” not “illiberals.”

While making an appearance on “Good Morning Britain,” the 51-year-old Hollywood star opened up about how politics has changed through time and noted that the influx of “illiberals” has completely outclassed the liberals in the current political system.

“You need liberals. What I don’t think we need is the illiberals. And what I don’t think that some liberals see is that they’re often being cannibalized by the illiberals,” McCoanughey said while talking to host Piers Morgan.

Speaking further about the matter, the “Dallas Buyers Club” actor discussed the extremes in the political system. 

“Now there are extremes on both sides that I think are unfair, that I don’t think are the right place to be. The extreme left and the extreme right completely illegitimize the other side, the liberal and conservative side, which we need in certain places. The two extremes illegitimize those two sides. Or they exaggerate that side’s stance into an irrational state that makes no sense and that’s not fair when either side does that,” McConaughey added.

His comments come almost a month after he revealed that he is open to running for governor of his home state, Texas. The Oscar-winning star said that he’ll be interested in joining the government when things change for the better.

“I don’t know. I mean, that wouldn’t be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would me. Look, politics seems to be a broken business to me right now. And when politics redefine its purpose, I could be a hell of a lot more interested,” McConaughey said during an interview on “The Hugh Hewitt Show.”

On the professional front, McConaughey will be next seen in the movie “Sing 2.” The movie, which is a sequel to 2016’s hit animation movie “Sing,” will also feature the voices of Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Taron Egerton, and Seth MacFarlane.

The film is scheduled to release on Dec. 22, 2021.

Matthew McConaughey Matthew McConaughey began teaching classes at his alma mater, UT-Austin. Photo: Getty Images