Oscar-winning actress Goldie Hawn on Friday discussed the heavy political activism of Hollywood, stating that she likes to “stay in her lane” when it comes to politics and believes entertainers should strive to “serve” and perform “for all people.”
SiriusXM host Megyn Kelly broached the subject with Hawn during her Friday show. “I think it’s why it drives people crazy when Hollywood tries to act holier than thou and starts lecturing middle America about morality and so on,” Kelly said. “And you know, these people sitting in Iowa who have never done any, they’ve never tried to put someone on a casting couch … They’re like, you could save your lectures for somebody else.”
“That’s right, exactly,” Hawn agreed. “And the idea that … I do have a feeling about keeping — Okay, how do I say this?”
“A lot of Hollywood has a lot of missions, right?” the actress said. “And you know, you want to put your name onto something that you believe in, but it doesn’t make a difference. And that’s the reality.”
“I stay in my lane,” Hawn continued. “The reality is, is that if we want to do anything, we want to do it for all people, not just for a group or whatever.”
“What makes polarity even more is creating teams on either side of the aisle,” she emphasized. “And I don’t think that’s what we do. I think we entertain. I think we bring awareness to people, just of their ability to laugh, to have joy, to experience it, to cry. We are emotional beings and create emotion in others. And it’s in this case, I think we’re in service.”
Earlier this month, comedian and “After Life” creator Ricky Gervais sounded off on Hollywood figures’ lecturing, targeting the Golden Globes, specifically, which Gervais has hosted numerous times.
Most people are completely done with the “lecturing” and “virtue signaling,” especially from wealthy elites, the comedian bluntly asserted.
“With all of the austerity and people struggling, they think, ‘Why are these people lecturing me? They’re going to an awards ceremony in a limo and are telling me to recycle?’” Gervais explained.
“People just got sick of it, just got sick of virtue signaling,” he continued. “And they were like a beacon to aim their wrath at. … The people with nothing became tired of being lectured by people who had everything.”
Speaking of the future of the award show, Gervais said he would not be surprised if the 2022 Golden Globes were the last to take place ever, qualifying his response by saying nothing can be “predicted.”
“They’re trying to get through this and start again,” he said. “I don’t think anyone’s even been invited. It’s not even a ceremony.”
“You can’t predict anything in this world. They could come back stronger than ever and be loved again or it could be the last one,” Gervais added. “You never know. I don’t take any-thing for granted any more. I just keep plodding on. And whatever happens, happens.”