George Hamilton States Actors ‘Have No Qualifications’ To Talk About Politics
These days, Hollywood stars seem to love to talk about politics, much to the annoyance of many of their fans. However, you won’t be hearing Hollywood legend George Hamilton discuss politics anytime soon, because he just spoke out to say that actors “have no qualifications” to do so.
“They’re given an unusual amount of credibility,” Hamilton said of his fellow stars. “A lot of young actors do it and they shouldn’t. The political [people] are happy to use your persona. I think it’s unfair to the voter.”
Hamilton went on to say that he has never voted in his life and that he has no interest in politics. That being said, he added that he is personally friends with Trump and that he keeps a MAGA hat in his living room that was given to him by the president. He explained that he sees Trump as “a performer in his own mind” and discussed the president’s skin tone.
“I think [Trump] slops bronzer on and hopes it’ll last till the evening — easy to put on, probably a spray tan: less fussy and camera-ready,” said Hamilton, who is admittedly bronzed himself.
Hamilton, who has been in Hollywood since 1958, misses how things were there in the old days, and he can’t stand the new wave of authenticity that has taken over the industry now.
“Everybody has to be ‘real,’” he said. “That’s not the purpose of being here. It’s invention.”
Now 79 years-old, Hamilton said that he feels fulfilled as he goes into the “final” phase of his life.
“It’s not depression,” he said of looking back on the past. “It’s melancholy. It’s like the feeling of bubbles in champagne.”