The actor shot down the idea that he had political ambitions, particularly when it comes to running in a gubernatorial race.
"I have no plans to do that right now.... right now, no," he shared.
The Greenlights author went on to explain that as it stands, he doesn't "get politics" and that "politics seems to be a broken business."
"Politics needs to redefine its purpose," McConaughey explained.
The Oscar winner said he'd just read the headlines about his reported interest in running for governor, and explained how the report likely came about.
"I've been asked that question if I was interested in running for governor quite a bit lately," he shared. "And I've always kind of given the same answer but evidently one of them came out as, 'I would consider it,' since I didn't say, 'Absolutely no.'"