McConaughey Not Into Politics at the Moment

Matthew McConaughey is opening up about his decision not to run for Governor of Texas. On Tuesday's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the 52-year-old actor revealed why now isn't the right time for him to get into politics.

McConaughey Not Into Politics at the Moment

"It was a two-year consideration that I came to the decision, really, over the last couple of months," he said.

McConaughey Not Into Politics at the Moment

"I was asking myself the original question and trying to answer, 'How and where and what can I do to be most useful to myself, to my family, and to the most amount of people?'"

McConaughey Not Into Politics at the Moment

While McConaughey gave "great consideration" to "the category of politics," he ultimately decided to focus on his acting career and his family -- wife Camila Alves, and their three kids, Levi, 13, Vida, 11, and Livingston, 8.

McConaughey Not Into Politics at the Moment

"At this point in my life with the things [I have going on]," he said, "I've got a 13-year-old, and 11-year-old, and an 8-year-old, the life I'm living right now, the storytelling I want to keep doing, it's not the category for me at this point in my life."

McConaughey Not Into Politics at the Moment

Fallon asked if McConaughey is ruling out the idea of political office altogether, and the actor replied, "I'm not until I am."

McConaughey Not Into Politics at the Moment

"Someone told me that was a very McConaughey answer the other day," he quipped, before confirming that he'll "be keeping an eye open" when it comes to political opportunities.

McConaughey Not Into Politics at the Moment

Last month, McConaughey revealed that he'd opted not to seek political office, after rumors swirled about his intention to run.

McConaughey Not Into Politics at the Moment

"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," he said in an Instagram video.

McConaughey Not Into Politics at the Moment

"It's a humbling and inspiring path to ponder. It is also a path that I am choosing not to take at this moment."