Los Angeles – Veteran actor Kurt Russell in a joint interview with Goldie Hawn in The New York Times, reports people.com said celebrities should stick to being entertainers, and refrain from talking on other issues.
He said: “I’ve always been someone who felt we are court jesters. That’s what we do. As far as I’m concerned, you should step away from saying anything so that you can still be seen by the audience in any character. There is no reason entertainers can’t learn just as much as anybody else about a subject, whatever it is. But I think that what’s sad about it is that they lose their status as a court jester. And I’m a court jester. That’s what I was born to do.”
When Hawn shared that he is “not always funny”, Russell said that being funny isn’t always the job of a jester. “A court jester isn’t always funny. A court jester is the only one who can walk into the castle and put the king down as long as he doesn’t hit too close to home. I think that’s been a big, important part of all cultures throughout history, and I’d like to see it stay in ours,” he said.
To this, Hawn said: “But we did have a president who was an actor, Ronald Reagan.” Russell said: “Like I said, actors can learn as much as anybody else can.”