In case you missed it over the weekend, Michael Shannon has revealed that he will never play Donald Trump and his explanation for why is pure Michael Shannon.
In an interview with Playboy, Shannon answered ‘No’ when asked if there was ‘a part of [him] that would want to play Donald Trump’ and when pressed ‘Just to get inside his head’ and play Trump as someone ‘struggl[ing] with demons’, Shannon answered: “[Trump is] having a blast! Are you f***ing kidding me? That guy is having so much fun.
“He doesn’t even have to work. All the hard work that most people have to do to get to be president of the United States, he just skipped all that. The f***ing guy doesn’t even know what’s in the Constitution. He doesn’t have any grasp of history or politics or law or anything. He’s just blindfolded, throwing darts at the side of a bus.”
Upon being asked ‘So Trump is where your capacity for empathy ends?’, the actor answered ‘What is there to be empathetic toward?’ (Oooof) and when queried what he thinks is going through Trump’s head at night, Shannon again didn’t hold back:
“He’s probably thinking, I want some f***ing p***y. I don’t know. I’m not going to remotely contemplate the notion that Trump is capable of deep reflection.”
He concluded: “F***that guy. When he’s alone with his thoughts, he’s not capable of anything more complex than ‘I want some p***y and a cheeseburger. Maybe my wife will blow me if I tell her she’s pretty.'”
Tweeters loved the interview:
Just when you think you can’t love Michael Shannon any more than you already do: pic.twitter.com/3SeiLCY38Z
— Vincent Scarpa (@vincentscarpa) August 19, 2018
I want to be Michael Shannon when I grow up. https://t.co/yW62A8mXEK
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Your regular reminder that Michael Shannon is a national treasure. https://t.co/rSTrox3zMV
— Brian Tallerico (@Brian_Tallerico) August 19, 2018
I cannot overstate my absolute utter love and adoration for Michael Shannon. https://t.co/YeuPRNQQiN
— Courtney Enlow (@courtenlow) August 19, 2018