Action film star and martial arts expert Steven Seagal has said he would consider running as governor of Arizona.
The wooden Under Siege actor said at first ‘it was kind of a joke’ but admitted he would ‘remotely consider it’.
He said he mulled the idea while shadowing a county sheriff in the state as he filmed his reality TV show ‘Steven Seagal – Lawman: Maricopa County.’
Maricopa County is a south-central region of the state of Arizona, in which Seagal teamed up with sheriff Joe Arpaio to fight crime for a new series.
Speaking to a reporter about the governor bid, he did add: ‘Probably I would have a lot more other responsibilities that may be more important to address.’
In the interview Seagal continues to talk about the problems he feels America faces today, including terrorism and street crime.
On what he thought was the biggest problem facing the US, he declared: ‘Believe it or not I think it’s open borders. People are talking about “oh Islamic terror” but I don’t think it’s that, I think it’s open borders. Any kind of terrorism does (and can) come.’