Kate Hudson Reacts to Matthew McConaughey's Possible Texas Governor Bid: 'It's a Big Job'

Matthew McConaughey's political aspirations appear to have shocked his screen co-star Kate Hudson, who has just recently learned of his potential move.

The Hollywood actor, 51, has in recent months teased that he's mulling the idea of making a bid for governor of Texas as he considers his future away from the big screen.

And Hudson, who appeared alongside McConaughey in the romantic comedies How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Fool's Gold was taken aback while speaking of his possible move during an appearance on Rob Lowe's Literally! podcast.

Lowe, 57, had the honor of breaking the news to Hudson, 42, as he inquired whether she would help him with his campaign, should he run.

As he waited in silence for an answer, Lowe quipped: "That was a long pause. Can I just say, for the record, that was a very long pause."

The actress then said: "Sorry, hold on. Let me just take a sip of my [drink]. I have not heard this. This is the first I'm hearing of McConaughey getting into politics."

"He's a really interesting guy," she went on. "I, honestly, if he does want to get into politics, I believe that Matthew, you probably wouldn't get a politician who would care as much as he does, you know?

"I think he's very authentic in how much heart... But the governor of Texas is a big job. I mean, is that what we're talking about? The governor of Texas?...Oh, wow."

Lowe then raised a laugh as he chimed in: "If he doesn't use 'Alright, alright, alright' as a bumper sticker, then everybody on that staff needs to be fired!"

Hudson chuckled, before saying: "I think he'd encourage that. But I actually feel like he'd have a real chance."

During an interview on OZY's The Carlos Watson Show, which was released last week, the titular host asked McConaughey about whether the prospect of embarking on a career in politics would give him a "buzz" or prove to be "challenging."

"Challenging it definitely would be, but I don't know if that's the buzz," McConaughey said. "I'm not interested in going and putting a bunch of Band-Aids on that are gonna be ripped off as soon as I'm out. I'm interested in building something that can last."

The screen star was then asked if he had the "constitution" for navigating the difficult political discussions that would come with the job.

Responding, he said: "I trust my core beliefs enough and my values enough to feel comfortable listening to an opposing [belief]."

While McConaughey has yet to officially announce plans to run, polling has indicated he stands a chance of defeating incumbent GOP Texas Governor Gregg Abbott in 2022.

Last month, a poll by The Dallas Morning Tribune and The University of Texas at Tyler found that Texas voters favor McConaughey over Abbott by 45 percent to 33 percent.

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Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson during Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey Visit MTV's "TRL" - February 3, 2003 at MTV's Times Square Studio in New York City, New York, United States. Actress Kate has weighed in on her co-star McConaughey's possible bid for governor of California. Kevin Mazur/WireImage