The actress who appears in Ben Affleck’s upcoming Live by Night film told AFP that Hollywood’s balking response to Trump’s presidential bid may have earned sympathy points from a chunk of the population.
“We got cocky and became arrogant and we also became bullies,” Saldana told AFP this week. “We were trying to single out a man for all these things he was doing wrong … and that created empathy in a big group of people in America that felt bad for him and that are believing in his promises.”
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Though her comments could easily be misinterpreted as support for Trump, she made it clear she was not pro-Trump. Rather she feels the election results humbled her.
“I’m learning from (Trump’s victory) with a lot of humility,” she said.
Her comments come days after Meryl Streep took Trump to task as a bully while accepting her Cecil B. DeMille honor at the Golden Globes. Streep described Trump’s campaign low-point when he imitated a New York Times’ reporter’s disability.
“It kind of broke my heart when I saw it and I still can’t get it out my head because it wasn’t in a movie, it was real life,” she said of that moment.