Two prominent actresses took a risk by taking a stand against the Hollywood culture of promoting far-left people and causes. Not only is this risky for their careers, but the backlash can also be quite overwhelming.
Actresses Goldie Hawn and Rosanna Arquette made waves when both broke ranks with the Hollywood crowd, even though they did it in very different ways. The 76-year-old Hawn, who is also an Oscar winner, discussed the heavy political activism of Hollywood, stating that she likes to “stay in her lane” when it comes to politics and believes entertainers should strive to “serve” and perform “for all people.”
“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,” said host Megyn Kelly. “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.’”
Hawn agreed. “That’s right, exactly… 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,” she replied.
“I stay in my lane,” Hawn declared. “The reality is, is that if we want to do anything, we want to do it for all people, not just for a group or whatever. What makes polarity, even more, is creating teams on either side of the aisle.” Hawn, who has been in a relationship with actor Kurt Russell since 1983, then went on to emphasize lecturing Americans about politics not being an actor’s job: “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.”