‘Sopranos’ Actress Says People In Hollywood Are Too ‘Petrified’ To Cross Liberals On Social Issues

Actress Drea de Matteo attends the 25th Annual Dances With Films - U.S. premiere f "The Latin From Manhattan" at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 11, 2022 in Hollywood, California.
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Drea de Matteo, an actress of “The Sopranos” fame, says people in Hollywood are too “petrified” to disagree with liberals on social issues because of the current political climate with President Joe Biden in office.

As part of a discussion with Donald Trump Jr. on his “Triggered” podcast, the Emmy winner quipped about how she is “so liberal” that she is conservative in today’s politics and there are “so many” in the industry who share her views.

The Biden administration has tried to perpetuate a “bulls***” message of “unity” and has used “social issues as pawns to further their administration,” which Matteo said “did nothing but divide people.”

“This administration has just been hammering all of these things and people in Hollywood are petrified,” she continued. “What, are you going to speak out against race, and sex, and all of that stuff?

Matteo added, “People are afraid to have those conversations, because first of all, you never win with a liberal. You’re just never gonna win.”

By contrast, Matteo suggested to Trump Jr. that his father, former President Donald Trump, shares her apathy for the very social issues being used to stoke disharmony across the United States.


“I think he cares about what’s really going on, which is behind the scenes, and those are the things that need to be addressed before anybody is going to have freedom with any social issues,” she said.

The actress indicated that she would not be as outspoken if her personal experience had been different.

“I really did want to fight, but I didn’t think I had, A, the voice, B, the balls,” Matteo said, adding how she “kind of got thrown to the wolves, I felt like, and once I was out there, I was like I’m out here, what am I going to do? I’m out of my cage.”

Matteo also talked about her support network.

“I do feel like I’m supported, you know, by my boyfriend — I know this sounds crazy, but, by God, my children. My children — they believe in what we believe in, which is freedom and unity the right way.”

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