Kate Hudson is ‘shocked’ to learn that Matthew McConaughey may be running for Texas governor

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Kate Hudson is ‘shocked’ to learn that her Fool’s Gold co-star Matthew McConaughey may be running for Texas governor

She starred with Matthew McConaughey in How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Fool’s Gold.

But Kate Hudson had no idea that the actor was playing with an attempt to get political office, and is considering throwing his hat in the ring to become the next Texas governor.

“This is really shocking to me,” she said to Rob Lowe during a performance on his Literally! podcast on Wednesdays.

Hadn’t heard the news: Kate Hudson admitted she was ‘shocked’ to learn that her co-star Matthew McConaughey might be considering running for Texas governor

Hudson, 47, was taken by surprise when Lowe, 57, asked her if she ever wanted to help her co-star with his governor campaign.

“That was a long pause,” Lowe said, looking for words. “May I say for the record, that was a really long pause.”

‘I haven’t heard this. This is the first time I’ve heard of McConaughey getting into politics, ”Hudson replied.

Hudson, 47, starred with McConaughey, 51, in the 2003 rom-com How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days

They teamed up again in the action adventure Fool's Gold in 2008

Co-stars: Hudson, 47, starred with McConaughey, 51, in the 2003 rom-com How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, left, and the 2008 action-adventure Fool’s Gold, right

No idea: Hudson was taken aback when Lowe, 57, asked her if she ever wanted to help her co-star with his governor campaign

No idea: Hudson was taken aback when Lowe, 57, asked her if she ever wanted to help her co-star with his governor campaign

“You probably wouldn't get a politician who would care as much as he did, you know?  I think he's very authentic ... but the Texas governor is a big job, 'she noted (pictured in 2003)

“You probably wouldn’t get a politician who would care as much as he did, you know? I think he’s very authentic … but the Texas governor is a big job, ‘she noted (pictured in 2003)

Nevertheless, she seemed to endorse McConaughey’s political ambitions.

“You probably wouldn’t get a politician who would care as much as he did, you know? I think he’s very authentic … but the Texas governor is a big job, ”she noted.

“I really feel like he would have a real chance,” added Hudson.

McConaughey, who lives in Austin, Texas with his family, has said publicly that a run for Texas governor in 2022 is a “ real consideration. ”

And Politics reported earlier this month that the star has called “influential people in Texas political circles, including a moderate, moderate Republican and energy CEO.”

Political Ambitions: McConaughey, who lives in Austin with his family, has said publicly that a run for Texas governor in 2022 is a `` real consideration. ''  (pictured at the University of Texas in 2020)

Political Ambitions: McConaughey, who lives in Austin with his family, has said publicly that a run for Texas governor in 2022 is a “ real consideration. ” (pictured at the University of Texas in 2020)

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