New York, November 7 : American actor Val Kilmer is deciding on joining politics and running for New Mexico Governor.
The 'Batman Forever' star, presently shooting for a film in Bulgaria, hinted about his plans during a telephonic interview for a newspaper.
"There's sort of a rumour around that I'm maybe thinking about running to be governor of New Mexico? Well, it's sort of true. It's been my home 25 years. I really love my state. Poor, hardworking, decent people - Native Americans, carpenters, artists, expats mixed in with hundreds of the world's smartest physicists at Los Alamos. I've always thought of myself as functioning as a candidate for them," the New York Post quoted him as saying.
"The media interests me and it's influenced politicians since the '60s, and I'm approaching this as a worthy serious endeavour. I would be very comfortable in my position as a representative for the people.
"People in the state are being supportive. Our current governor, Bill Richardson, who's hoping to be picked as secretary of state, and whom I've seen down in the dirt helping people you know could never help him in return, and whom I love, had a dinner for me and said not to dismiss the idea. Said I could be a great governor," he added.
He said that he would discuss his plans with his friends and family after completing the film shoot.
"I know I'm not yet qualified for the job. It's not like I need fame. If that's what it's all about, I wouldn't live in New Mexico. But I don't want to be a train wreck. I have to see if people will put up the money for my run. I have to think about putting my acting on hold. Being famous as a movie actor is one thing, but they take no prisoners in politics. I have to think what this might do to my kids," he said.