With the world in the state that it is, it's inevitable that every celebrity now be asked and have to answer a question about Donald Trump and on today's chopping block is none other than Matthew McConaughey.
McConaughey was interviewed by the BBC's Andrew Marr for an interview that aired on Sunday's 'The Andrew Marr Show' in which the host used McConaughey's character in 'Gold' to turn the conversation towards "small-time, central redneck America sticking one up to the snotty East Coast and the elites", and then on to the current U.S. President, asking McConaughey if it was "time that Hollywood and the cultural elite of America gave this guy a break".
"Well, they don’t have a choice now," McConaughey answered. "He’s our president. It’s a very dynamic and as divisive of an inauguration and time as we’ve had. At the same time, it’s time for us to embrace, shake hands with this fact, and be constructive with him over the next four years."
"Even those who most strongly may disagree with his principles or things he’s said or done — which is another thing, we’ll see what he does compared to what he has said — no matter how much you disagreed along the way, it’s time to think how constructive can you be. Because he’s out president for the next four years, at least."
As People points out, it's not clear whether or not this interview took place before Trump's immigration ban last Friday but it's highly likely that it did. McConaughey’s wife, Camila Alves, is an immigrant from Brazil who moved to the U.S. when she was 15 and became a citizen in 2015.
— The Andrew Marr Show (@MarrShow) January 29, 2017