Kurt Russell on The View. What a delight. He was able to talk peacefully and gracefully with the notoriously liberal cast of that show, all the while sticking hard to his conservative views. At the end of the segment, Whoopi even said to him, “But you know what, if we have to be in it with somebody, I’m glad we’re in it with you.”
And then there is the statement he made that was part of a NJ.com article, “This is a business that’s heavily promulgated by people who have a politically liberal bent . . . I don’t begrudge them that. I’m a libertarian; frankly, I think my liberalness goes far beyond theirs in a lot of ways. But yeah, we think differently, and maybe that’s cut me out of some things. I don’t care. People know I get along great with all kinds of directors, all kinds of actors. And I tell you, you hire me, I will show up, 24/7, and I will give you 100%. I will help you fix whatever problems come up. You hire me, I’m your boy. It’s just, it’s all about the work. And when that’s done, I am done.”
While Russell admits he does not like “talking politics,” he has some very strong political views, as is explained in his Wikipedia bio:
“Russell is a libertarian. In 1996, he was quoted in the Toronto Sun saying: ‘I was brought up as a Republican, but… I became a libertarian.’ Russell is an avid gun enthusiast, a hunter and a strong supporter of the Second Amendment of the US constitution.”
Well, now. Sounds like this Kurt fella is our kind of guy!