Actress Goldie Hawn, known for performing in Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and playing Joanna and Annie in Overboard, recently expressed her belief that Hollywood should “save their lectures for somebody else.”
Hawn appeared on Megyn Kelly’s Sirius XM program, where she discussed Hollywood and celebrities’ role in society.
Kelly opened the segment stating, “I think it’s why it drives people crazy when Hollywood tries to act holier than thou and tries to start lecturing middle America about morality and so on and people sitting in Iowa who have never tried to put something at a casting, or do what Al did, or any of this. They’re like, ‘You could save your lectures for somebody else.'”
Hawn wholeheartedly agreed stating, “That’s right. Exactly.”
The Overboard actress then elaborated, “Hollywood and a lot of Hollywood has a lot of mission, right? And you want to put your name on to something you believe in, but it doesn’t make a difference. And that’s the reality.”
“Is that if you are someone in the industry and you want to go into politics or you want to talk about these things—you know I stay in my lane… But the reality is, is it if we want to do anything, we want to do it for all people Not just for a group or whatever,” she explained.
“What makes polarity even more is creating teams on either side of the aisle. 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,” Hawn asserted.
She concluded, “We are emotional beings and create emotion and in others and it’s an escape. I think we’re in service.”
Hawn isn’t the only one to note that people are getting fed up of celebrities and Hollywood studios lecturing them.
Actor and comedian Ricky Gervais recently spoke with The Sun regarding his 2020 opening speech from The Golden Globes.
Gervais reflected, “2020 was my favourite one. That one captured the imagination. The first time I did it, ten years ago, everyone was like, ‘Ah, how can you talk to these wonderful multi-millionaires, how can you talk to these beautiful people, like that? We love celebrities.’”
He added, “By the last one it was like, ‘God, give it to them, we hate celebrities!”
Gervais went on to explain why he believes the public perception has changed, “I know what it is. 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?’”
“People just got sick of it, just got sick of virtue signalling. And they were like a beacon to aim their wrath at,” he elaborated.
Gervais concluded, “The people with nothing became tired of being lectured by people who had everything.”
Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak also got in on the act recently.
He sarcastically tweeted, “There’s an alarming trend developing in which people are paying less attention to celebrities who are telling them how to live.”
“Please, folks, we have been chosen to be celebrities for a reason. Ignore our experience and our wisdom at your own peril,” he concluded.
Thor actor Anthony Hopkins, known for his role as Hannibal Lecter also expressed a similar opinion to Hawn.
Speaking with Brad Pitt for Interview Magazine back in 2019, Hopkins said, “People ask me questions about present situations in life, and I say, “I don’t know, I’m just an actor. I don’t have any opinions.”
He added, “Actors are pretty stupid. My opinion is not worth anything. There’s no controversy for me, so don’t engage me in it, because I’m not going to participate.”
Hopkins would later add, “In America, they’re obsessed with healthy food. They tell you, if you eat junk food, you get fat and you die. Well, television is run by money and corporate power and sponsorship. It’s junk food for the brain. Toxic.”
What do you make of Goldie Hawn’s comments about Hollywood’s holier than thou attitude?