Patrick Stewart Says He Reprises His Role as Piccard to the Rebuke of Trump
The lefties in Hollywood continue to thrust anti-Trump sentiment into movies and TV. The most recent example comes from the latest CBS series in the “Star Trek” franchise, Piccard. Famed actor Patrick Stewart, says he returned to playing the role of the titular character specifically as a rebuke of President Trump, and the rise of populism in the UK.
In a recent interview, Stewart said the new CBS streaming show, Star Trek: Picard, would critique the galactic body of planets known as the Federation, for becoming too “isolationist.”
“In a way, the world of ‘Next Generation’ had been too perfect and too protected,” Stewart told Variety. “It was the Enterprise. It was a safe world of respect and communication and care and, sometimes, fun.”
But, he says the new show, “was me responding to the world of Brexit and Trump and feeling, ‘Why hasn’t the Federation changed? Why hasn’t Starfleet changed?’ Maybe they’re not as reliable and trustworthy as we all thought.”
Stewart went on to say that he believes the U.S. under Trump and the UK under Prime Minister Boris Johnson are “completely fucked.”
“I’m not sure which one of us is in the most trouble,” he says of Britain and the US. “I think it’s actually the U.K. I think we’re f—ed, completely f—ed. There is a time limit to your f—ed state, which is four years away.”
Stewart then expressed hope that “the United States that has given us the Trump administration” can change, but added he believes Trump “will likely get reelected.”
That last part was probably the only thing he said that my readers give a “f–k” about!
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