Jeff Bridges believes that his latest film “shines a light on why the election went the way that it did.”
In a Q&A with EW, the “Hell or High Water” actor revealed that he is “rooting for” President-elect Donald Trump and that the election showed “how seriously disappointed many people have been in the way that the government is running.”
While many people are concerned with Trump’s unpredictability (he recently said that “certain areas” of his plan for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border could be a fence instead), Bridges says that it’s “one of the things that’s most appealing about him.”
“A less kind word might be his hypocrisy, but unpredictability and hypocrisy are things that each of us human beings share,” Bridges said. “It’s something we all struggle with and work with. I was pleased to hear his acceptance speech.”
The actor also weighed in on foreign policy, specifically discussing American-Russian relations.
“We’ll see how the deal with the Russians go and all of his court cases. It’s a fascinating time. … President Obama has set a good tone, and so has Hillary,” Bridges said.
The Q&A comes ahead of “Hell or High Water’s” release on Blu-ray on Tuesday. Bridges also discussed the “momentum” that drives him to keep acting and what drew him to the film’s script.