Hugh Grant jokingly admits he may have a campaign slogan written up already, but that doesn’t mean he wants to be the next prime minister of Great Britain.
Grant speaks out about running for political office on this week’s epsiode of Variety and iHeart’s movie podcast “The Big Ticket”.
The star, who won an undisclosed amount last year when he took on an array of British tabloids over the phone-hacking scandal, says when asked about running for PM: “I have thought about it a bit to be honest.
“My main slogan would be, ‘I Don’t Want to Be Reelected.’ It seems to me that the desire to be reelected or be career politician poisons everything.”
Grant adds that he “gets incandescently angry” watching today’s political news.
Admitting his chances of actually going for the job are pretty slim, Grant continues: “My cupboards are full of skeletons. There’s so much muckraking that could go on. I could take it. I’ve been taking it now for a long time, but I’m not sure I want my family to suffer that. It’s not really about me. It’s about my family.”