Kurt Russell Says Celebrities Should Avoid Making Political Statements Because It Hurts Their Craft

Kurt Russell Says Celebrities Should Avoid Making Political Statements Because It Hurts Their Craft


Veteran Hollywood actor Kurt Russell believes that celebrities shouldn’t weigh in publicly on politics, saying that actors should step away from anything that prevents audiences from seeing them as a character.

Kurt Russell made the comments in an interview with the New York Times to promote his new Netflix movie The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two, in which he reprises his role as Santa Claus alongside longtime partner Goldie Hawn as Mrs. Claus.

At one point in the interview, Russell was asked he still believes celebrities should steer clear of making political statements.

“Totally. I’ve always been someone who felt we are court jesters. That’s what we do,” he replied. “As far as I’m concerned, you should step away from saying anything so that you can still be seen by the audience in any character. There’s no reason entertainers can’t learn just as much as anybody else about a subject, whatever it

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