Why Goldie Hawn is saying NO to politics: Actress sheds light on Hollywood 'reality'
Actress Goldie Hawn said on 'The Megyn Kelly Show' that actors should focus on 'entertaining,' bemoaning the polarizing effects of politics on Hollywood
Oscar-winning American actress Goldie Hawn said she likes to "stay in her lane" when it comes to politics and believes actors should focus on “entertaining" and "bringing awareness to people" by making the audience laugh, cry and experience joy.
Hawn appeared on SiriusXM's 'The Megyn Kelly Show' on Friday and said, "A lot of Hollywood has a lot of missions, right? And you know, you want to put your name onto something that you believe in, but it doesn’t make a difference. And that’s the reality. I stay in my lane. But the reality is that if we want to do anything, we want to do it for all people, not just for a group or whatever." Hawn, who is married to Kurt Russell, says actors are "emotional beings" that "create emotion in others."
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The seventy-six-year-old actress continued, “What makes polarity even more is creating teams on either side of the aisle." Further, she added, "And I don't think that’s what we do. I think we entertain. I think we bring awareness to people, just of their ability to laugh, to have joy, to experience it, to cry. We are emotional beings and create emotion in others. And it's in this case, I think we're in service.”
"I think it’s why it drives people crazy when Hollywood tries to act holier than thou and starts lecturing middle America about morality and so on. And you know, these people sitting in Iowa who have never done any, they've never tried to put someone on a casting couch... They're like, 'You could save your lectures for somebody else,' said host Megyn Kelly, to which Hawn replied, "That's right, exactly."
Hawn rose to fame through NBC's sketch comedy show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. She received the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Cactus Flower. She last starred in the 2020 comedy film 'The Christmas Chronicles 2'.