Tuesday 24 October 2017

Matthew McConaughey urges Hollywood to 'embrace and shake hands' with Trump's presidency

Matthew McConaughey discusses Donald Trump on The Andrew Marr Show. Credit: BBC
Matthew McConaughey discusses Donald Trump on The Andrew Marr Show. Credit: BBC

Matthew McConaughey has said it's time for Hollywood to "embrace and shake hands" with the reality that Donald Trump is president.

While most Hollywood stars are outspoken in their contempt for Donald Trump, Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey is taking a different stance.

In an interview with The Andrew Marr Show for the BBC, the True Detective star said that Hollywood needs to "embrace" Trump's election and work with him.

When asked by Andrew Marr if Hollywood should ease up on attacking Trump, McConaughey said: "They don't have a choice now."

He added: "He's our president. And it's very dynamic and divisive of an inauguration and time as we've had. At the same time, it's time for us to embrace and shake hands with this fact and be constructive with him over the next four years.

"Even those who most strongly may disagree with his principles or things he's said or done - which is another thing - we'll see what he does compare to what he has said. No matter how much you disagreed with the way, it's time to think how constructive you can be. Because he's our president for the next four years, at least."

The interview was aired last Sunday but it was taped a week before Donald Trump's controversial immigration ban.

McConaughey's wife, Camila Alves, is an immigrant from Brazil who moved to the US when she was 15.

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