Matthew McConaughey’s last message to fans is a puzzle.
The Oscar winner, who may or may not be running for governor of Texas, posted an original video message on Sunday titled “America’s Happy 245th Birthday – Let’s Go” to celebrate July 4.
“As we celebrate our independence today, as we celebrate our birth as a nation, the day that sparked a revolution to gain our sovereignty, let’s admit that last year’s trip around the sun was also a another puzzle, ”said the 51-year-old actor began. He made an emphatic gesture, wearing and speaking behind a pair of brown-tinted, gold-rimmed aviator sunglasses against a fringed American flag background, his hair curled over his white collar.
He called the nation’s divisions “growing pains” and urged his supporters to be hopeful.
“We’re basically going through puberty compared to calendars in other countries, and we’re going to go through growing pains,” McConaughey said. “That’s no excuse, to say, it’s just a reality. And that’s good because we have to keep learning, we have to keep maturing, we have to keep striving, we have to keep climbing , we have to keep building, and we have to make sure we have hope along the way, as we continue to evolve.
“Why? Because that’s who we are. Why? Because the alternative sucks.
USA TODAY has contacted the McConaughey representative for further comment.
In the video, the actor described America as being “constantly on the move … trying to get wiser, trying to be braver, trying to dream more, trying to do more, trying to be fairer, to take the right kind of responsibilities, to earn the right kind of freedoms “and asked fans to reflect, as they celebrated,” where we want to go from here to be the best we can be. “
“Now, what if it was a song and each of us was like, ‘I can’t not sing this song’?… Let’s make it a song that we can’t not sing.
“Happy birthday, keep on living,” McConaughey concluded, gesturing to the camera. “We will meet over there.”
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The video has more than 1.45 million views on the actor’s verified Instagram and Twitter accounts.
After initially ignoring reports of his political ambitions, the “Dallas Buyers Club” star told the Austin American-Statesman, who is part of the USA TODAY Network, in March that he would be “an idiot.” not consider running for governor.
“But I have to honestly ask myself, ‘How can I be the most useful? “And maybe that’s as a free agent,” said McConaughey, describing himself as “aggressively centered.” “I would say, as far as racing is concerned, I’m not until I am. not. So my decision hasn’t changed because I’m still not. “
Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott is running for re-election in 2022 for a third term. A new poll of 1,090 registered voters released Sunday by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler shows Abbott has a slim lead over McConaughey: 39% support Abbott, while 38% support McConaughey.
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