Superstar Kevin Costner claimed that he does not care at all if the public actually likes him or not because of his political support being issued to different candidates, and he expressed that he currently has no plans to run for office.
The actor, now 67-year-old, put forth a response to the harsh criticism he dealt with in the wake of putting his support in for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) back during the primary for the state’s primary back in August, as reported by the USA Today. As seen in a picture posted to his social media account, the Academy-award-winning star was seen sporting a white T-shirt sporting the message, “I’m for Liz Cheney.”
Real men put country over party. pic.twitter.com/7FaJpahtll
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) August 1, 2022
“Just because you lose doesn’t mean you’re done; it doesn’t mean you’re even wrong,” stated Costner. “I was clear that [Cheney] probably wasn’t going to win her election. But I wanted to let her know, as a citizen, how much I appreciated her brave, clear-headed stance.”
Unlike his screen counterpart, Costner won't be pulled into the political arena.
"I don't think there's any reason for me to run, though I wish the people that did run had a bigger vision and more of a morality about how they see the country evolving."https://t.co/fpzIuxHsEu
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) November 13, 2022
“I didn’t really care how the cookie crumbles, that people that liked me now don’t like me,” he went on. “That’s OK.”
The star known for his role in the show “Yellowstone,” made sure to answer concerns about whether or not he would ever attempt to make a run for a seat in the wake of his character on the show, John Dutton, choosing to run for office as Montana Governor.
“No, I don’t think there’s any reason for me to run,” expressed the actor. “Though I wish the people that did run had a bigger vision and more of a morality about how they see the country evolving. I’m disappointed.”
“Yellowstone” first went live for Paramount back in 2018 and has been marked as a massive success ever since. The fifth season of the popular show recently premiered this past Sunday.
As a later point in the interview, Costner outright refused to answer a question pertaining to whether or not he was going to sign up for a sixth season.
“I was only going to do one season, but I’ve done this many,” expressed the man. “I give everything I can to what I’m doing. But the moment I feel that it’s not right, I’m just going to step away.”
Taylor Sheridan, the original creator of the popular series, has recently chosen to shoot down the recent narrative that the show was created mostly for conservatives.
“They refer to it as ‘the conservative show’ or ‘the Republican show’ or ‘the red-state Game of Thrones,” expressed Sheridan. “And I just sit back laughing. I’m like, ‘Really?’ The show’s talking about the displacement of Native Americans and the way Native American women were treated and about corporate greed and the gentrification of the West, and land-grabbing. That’s a red-state show?”