It’s well known that Hollywood is not a fan of Trump. Though there are a few conservative people in the business of Hollywood, you can bet that the majority of Hollywood is progressive minded.
With that said, The Guardian sat down with one of America’s finest actors, Martin Sheen, and interviewed him on all things Sheen. Most of the questions weren’t hard hitters; however, he did occasionally get political in some of his answers.
When asked what he deplored the most in himself, he said his own narrow-mindedness, “particularly when it comes to the right wing.” When asked what he most deplored in others, he answered the same thing – narrow-mindedness.
He described his greatest fear as being the destruction of the environment. The environment is definitely on President Donald Trump’s hit list based on his budget cuts and cabinet picks.
When asked who would be the guests of his ideal dream dinner party, he listed several politicians and activists:
‘John Kennedy, Mother Teresa, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. Abraham Lincoln, Pope John XXIII, Dostoevsky (to thank him), James Dean and Marlon Brando.’
However, when he was asked what living person he most hated, he said:
‘Our current commander-in-chief, Yellow Hair.’
Furthermore, he revealed to The Guardian that the last time he cried was over Trump’s travel ban. He shared:
‘After the initial travel ban debacle, I wept with joy at all the good people who came out against this fascistic edict.’
Sheen is actually the son of immigrants. His mother came from Ireland, and his father immigrated from Spain.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he expressed the same sentiments towards Trump and had harsher words to say about our nefarious president. When asked his thoughts about the current state of politics, he laughed and said that nobody had gotten it yet. He further explained:
‘That he’s an empty-headed moron. That he has absolutely nothing to offer us. That he’s done his bidding, and he has to be responsible for the damage he’s already done.’
This was back before Trump was president in August of last year. When asked what Trump had damaged as he wasn’t yet president, he answered:
‘Oh, come on. There’s nothing private about this guy. Don Trump has been around for a very long time. He’s a very self-centered promoter. I think that says it.’
He lastly described him with the one word, “Scary.”
However, during that interview, he did say Trump had no chance of winning. He said, “The tsunami that’s going to hit him has not reached the short yet.” He then described that tsunami being made up of those capable and willing to fight. He had it wrong, however. Trump did win, but, perhaps he had his timing wrong with that tsunami. The tsunami still has yet to hit Trump, and it eventually will.
He also appeared in a PSA that pleaded with the Electoral College to not cast their vote for Trump. Though the ad was unsuccessful, the message resonated.
‘As you know, our founding fathers built the electoral college to safeguard the American people from the dangers of a demagogue and to ensure that the presidency only goes to someone who is “to an eminent degree, endowed with the requisite qualifications.”‘
Sheen has appeared in several films including The Vessel, Trash, The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2, Selma, Catch Me if You Can, and Apocalypse Now. He’s also been in several television series and is most known for his role as US president Josiah Bartlet in The West Wing, which ran for seven years. He currently stars in Netflix’s Grace and Frankie and has an upcoming movie in 2017 called Come Sunday.
You can watch the PSA Sheen appeared in below.
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