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Kurt Russell Says Stars Who Get Political Hurt the Craft
Quote:"As far as I’m concerned, you should step away from saying anything so that you can still be seen by the audience in any character," says the actor.
Kurt Russell maintains that Hollywood stars should not wade into politics publicly, as doing so only hurts their craft.

Accompanied by partner Goldie Hawn for a co-feature in The New York Times published Wednesday, the iconic actor made clear his views on Hollywood and politics being oil and water.

"I’ve always been someone who felt we are court jesters," said Russell, who stars alongside Hawn in Netflix's Christmas Chronicles 2. "That’s what we do. As far as I’m concerned, you should step away from saying anything so that you can still be seen by the audience in any character."

That is not to say Russell believes that stars should not be well informed, it would just behoove them to keep their opinions to themselves, he says.

"There’s no reason entertainers can’t learn just as much as anybody else about a subject, whatever it is," he said. "But I think that what’s sad about it is that they lose their status as a court jester. And I’m a court jester. That’s what I was born to do."

He continued, "A court jester is the only one who can walk into the castle and put the king down as long as he doesn’t hit too close to home. I think that’s been a big, important part of all cultures throughout history, and I’d like to see it stay in ours."

Hawn and Russell also reflected on, in their opinions, the dwindling number of true movie stars. The pandemic may very well end that notion entirely, they said.

"We’re all trying to figure out what to do," said Hawn of the current state of Hollywood. "I mean, when you look at how AMC has only so much money to exist before it goes away. When you see that big screen and people are in there engaging, there’s nothing like it. It makes me very melancholy to know that that could be over."

She continued, "However, there’s more content now than ever, and not only that, there’s a place for content. We’re looking at incredible talent. But the one thing I wonder about all of that is will there be any movie stars? That thing of the old days when there were these glamorous movie stars and people that you just couldn’t wait to go see. I don’t know if that will happen again."

Russell interjected, "I think the question is will there be an arena for that? Without the arena, those movie stars don’t happen. That cultural aspect doesn’t happen."

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I guess he's made enough money he doesn't have to worry about being put on a never work in this town again list.
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Kurt Russell about to be called “an old white guy” by the Leftists. Leftists don’t care for old white guys or their opinions.
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(11-20-2020 08:29 PM)THE NC Herd Fan Wrote:  I guess he's made enough money he doesn't have to worry about being put on a never work in this town again list.

Or he really is

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(11-20-2020 08:40 PM)CardinalJim Wrote:  Kurt Russell about to be called “an old white guy” by the Leftists. Leftists don’t care for old white guys or their opinions.

They like them for POTUS.
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(11-20-2020 09:10 PM)Eagleaidaholic Wrote:  
(11-20-2020 08:40 PM)CardinalJim Wrote:  Kurt Russell about to be called “an old white guy” by the Leftists. Leftists don’t care for old white guys or their opinions.

They like them for POTUS.

And yet they consider themselves “the party of diversity”. 03-lmfao
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Man, this guy has been around practically my whole life and I cant think of one time he's ever disappointed. As for this, he is someone who actually gets it.

Side note, if you haven't seen it check out The Battered Bastards of Baseball. I had no idea Russell had such an interesting upbringing.
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