Zoe Saldana–star of such hit films as Star Trek, Avatar and Guardians of the Galaxy–believes one of the reasons Donald Trump won the election is that arrogant Hollywood elites “became bullies” toward him and in doing so actually built the businessman up in the eyes of the public.
The 38-year-old actress told the French news agency AFP last week, “We got cocky and became arrogant and we also became bullies.”
“We were trying to single out a man for all these things he was doing wrong… and that created empathy in a big group of people in America that felt bad for him and that are believing in his promises,” Saldana added.
“I’m learning from [Trump’s victory] with a lot of humility,” the mother of two-year-old twin boys stated.
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Saldana’s sentiments of accepting the results of the election were similar to those expressed by Nicole Kidman that same week to the BBC.
“I just say [Trump’s] now elected and we as a country need to support whoever’s the president because that’s what the country’s based on. However that happened, he’s there, and let’s go,” Kidman said.
The actress, who is an American citizen, received some strong backlash in social media for “supporting” Trump, so Kidman clarified, but did not withdraw her remarks over the weekend.
Asked about the controversy by Access Hollywood on Saturday, the Academy Award winner laughed and threw her head into her hands. “I was trying to stress that I believe in democracy and the American Constitution, and it was that simple,” Kidman explained.
When questioned further about what she meant about supporting Trump, the actress did not back down responding, “I’m out of it now. That’s what I said.”
Meanwhile, Mark Wahlberg has chosen to stay out of expressing his views about Trump or politics in general and believes other Hollywood stars would be smart to do the same.
Questioned by Task and Purpose following the November election about the actors and musicians denouncing Trump, the star of the new film Patriot’s Day responded, “A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble. They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family.”
Here’s why Mark Wahlberg says Hollywood shouldn’t talk politics.
“They’re pretty out of touch with the common person…” pic.twitter.com/hG3KflayOA
— Jack Murphy (@RealJack) January 16, 2017
As to the election results, he said, “You know, it just goes to show you that people aren’t listening to that anyway.”
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