Ahh, what a breath of fresh air Sir Anthony Hopkins is.

During a recent chat with Actor Brad Pitt, the legendary actor discussed Hollywood’s role in talking politics, and he is not a fan of the idea. He doesn’t think the two should mix and boy, do we agree with that.

Finally, an iconic actor with guts and grace to profess the current tenor of the insipid movie industry and its amateurish “actors candidly.” I bow before you, Sir Hopkins, one of England’s most inspiring and distinguished performers.

Hopkins declared he is not going to participate in any political discussions and explained precisely why he thinks celebrities should not be asked for their political opinions either.

“People ask me questions about present situations in life, and I say, ‘I don’t know, I’m just an actor,’” he told Pitt.

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“I don’t have any opinions,” he continued. “Actors are pretty stupid. My opinion is not worth anything. There’s no controversy for me, so don’t engage me in it, because I’m not going to participate.”

Actor Anthony Hopkins declared he is “not going to participate” in political discussions and revealed his thoughts on why those in the entertainment industry should not be asked for their political opinions.

The 81-year-old star with six decades of acting experience told fellow actor Brad Pitt about his views during a talk for Interview magazine, ahead of the release of his new Netflix movie, “The Two Popes,” for which he has been nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role category.

In the midst of a Hollywood culture filled with liberal actors ready to provide, at times unsolicited, views about the state of politics, Hopkins stands out as someone not too taken with his own self-importance.

In the midst of a Hollywood culture filled with liberal actors ready to provide, at times unsolicited, views about the state of politics, Hopkins stands out as someone not too taken with his own self-importance.

Pitt agreed with Hopkins.

“I feel the same. I don’t care,” he said. “I’m glad things are always evolving and changing, and complaining about it won’t do any good. You work with what you have.”

I wish more celebrities felt this way. The Hollywood “politicians” we have now are so low-info and ill-informed, and they speak from a place of complete cluelessness. These people live in a protected bubble and don’t have a clue what middle-class Americans are dealing with daily. They’re just bored uber-rich people with far too much free time on their hand and egos the size of Mars – which tricks them into believing what they think matters.

Hopkins, an Academy Award-winning Welsh actor, director and producer, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1993 for his service to the arts, revealed that he is “not a great fan of going to movies anymore,” though he admitted to seeing Pitt in Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

“It’s important to do it for the passion, the sheer enjoyment, the life force, but to not take it too seriously,” he said.

And while the interview never revealed what Hopkins’ thoughts are on the latest political topics, his fellow – often younger – Hollywood actors have taken a decidedly different stand, not getting a clue that they should just focus on their talents.

Actor Mark Ruffalo recently displayed this refusal by the Hollywood elite to stick to their wheelhouse by vocally endorsing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and decrying capitalism. [Bizpacreview]

Gosh dang, he’s smart! He speaks the truth. Being a good actor doesn’t make anyone a political life advisor.

Before other actors comment on world issues, they should take his advice and focus on entertaining. Elvis was asked a political question in one interview, and he responded: “I’m an entertainer and my political views and who I vote for are personal and private.” I wish others had their mentality.

As you get older, you are more inclined to look back on life and see the absurdity in many things. Self-important actors talking about their wisdom on anything other than acting is quite absurd. Kudos to Hopkins for his refreshing attitude.

 

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