Matthew McConaughey says it's time for Hollywood to 'embrace, shake hands' with President Donald Trump.
Matthew McConaughey, Oscar winner and star of deadpan car commercials, has a message to Hollywood on Donald Trump. Sitting for an interview with BBC One, according to Time, interviewer Andrew Marr wanted McConaughey's take on whether or not Hollywood should give Trump a "break."
"Ok. So every single American actor or arty type that comes over to London dumps on Trump," said Marr, with a certain gleam in his eye as he led McConaughey to a hot take.
"You all completely hate him. Do you think it's time that maybe Hollywood and the cultural elite of America gave this guy a break?"
"Well. They don't have a choice now," began the True Detective star, there to promote his new movie, Gold, and about to contradict most of America's most famous entertainers.
"He's our president. And uh, it's very dynamic and as divisive an inauguration as we've ever had. At the same time, it's time for us to embrace, shake hands with this fact and be constructive with him over the next four years."
The take was getting hotter and hotter by the second, since many Americans—while agreeing that Donald Trump is president—favor resistance to cooperation.
It's also important to note that while the interview aired on Sunday in the UK, it's unclear if they filmed it before or after some of Trump's most controversial moves, like his travel ban. As Vulture points out, McConaughey's wife, Camila Alves, is herself an immigrant from Brazil.
So anyone, even those who most strongly may disagree with his principles or the things he's said and done—which is another thing, we'll see what he does compared to what he had said—no matter how much you even disagreed along the way, it's time to think about how constructive can you be, because he's our president for the next four years, at least. President of the United States.
The actor seemed a little relieved that Marr, having secured his political sound bite, quickly moved on to discuss True Detective.
McConaughey's politics have been a subject of discussion before. Remember the following parody of his Lincoln commercials—set to pro-Trump footage? It was just a mash up of his commercial voice overs, but some people were quick to believe the man was a vocal Trump supporter.