Ashley Judd running for governor?

Ashley Judd, who once flirted with a bid against Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), says “governor seems like an interesting position, too.”

The “Divergent” actress, who appears in the new PBS documentary series, “A Path Appears,” said in an interview with Larry King for his Ora.tv show, “Larry King Now,” that she’s intrigued by the Bluegrass State job because, “We’re really low on all the different social indices and because of my work in developing economies. I actually — both as a Kentuckian and someone who’s traveled around the world a lot — have a deep bench on that stuff.”

"And so that seemed like a possibility. But I also want to emphasize that I know that, right now, I’m exactly where I am supposed to be,” she told King.


Judd’s comments echo remarks she gave to The Hill in an exclusive interview last month, when she said she “might” run for office some day.

The entertainer said to King that she was “all in” when she was deciding whether to throw in her hat as a Democratic candidate last year in a Senate race against McConnell. “I think I had a pretty honest and fair assessment of what it’s like in Washington. And it’s none of my business what other people think of me, which is probably the single most important thing to put in one’s pocket when one goes to Capitol Hill,” Judd said.

“You would’ve been a dynamic senator,” King replied.

Judd said she ultimately opted against trading acting for politics because, “It became clear to me that it was, at that particular moment in my life, too much too soon.”

The 2012 Democratic National Convention delegate said with a laugh that while she’s “not paying attention yet” to the crop of potential 2016 presidential candidates, “Obviously, I love Hillary Rodham Clinton.”

“I think she might be the most overqualified candidate we’ve had since, you know, Thomas Jefferson or George Washington,” Judd added.