Forget calling America land of the free. According to Hollywood icon and actor Martin Sheen, America is the “land of lunatics.”
During a press briefing on Monday for PBS’s newest season of Anne of Green Gables, Sheen told reporters at the Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills that he was “relieved” to film in Canada.
According to Deadline, a reporter asked the 76-year-old Sheen “In that context, it did not sound entirely unreasonable when one TV critic told Sheen, “as former President of the United States, you set a high standard for the office,” adding, “I can’t let this go by without asking if you would like to say a few words about the current president.”
Sheen, being one of the most liberal of Hollywood actors, responded: “We were doing so well without any mention of that dark force…So let’s leave it right there where it belongs. I don’t want to give him any more air time than we have to.”
Asked about filming the PBS show in Ontario, Canada, Sheen that he was “always delighted....so relieved to leave The Land of Lunatics.”
That’s funny, since most people view Hollywood and those in it “The Land of Lunatics.”
“For me, going into Canada, they know when I’m there how giddy I am, and love the country and the culture…Canada is still now very much like the culture I grew up with in Dayton, Ohio in the ’50s.”
Sheen has always been an outspoken critic of Trump – during his candidacy and presidency, calling the President an “empty-headed moron” who had “no chance” at becoming president. Surprise, surprise.
In March, Sheen told Vanity Fair that his fictional character as president on NBC’s The West Wing was more qualified than Trump, and that his administration was “rank amateurs”:
“If it wasn’t so serious, it would be funny to joke about how President Bartlet is more qualified than Trump in every possible way. But it’s tragic…Trump and his administration are rank amateurs. Their agenda is extremely dangerous, frankly. They are the gang that can do a lot of damage and they have already started it. They came out of the gate and made it very clear that they want to upset the apple cart, and it’s caused great distress all over the country and all over the world.”
Apparently playing a president on television makes him an expert on all things concerning politics and presidency, but unlike television, life is rarely if ever scripted.