If you were sick of being lectured by know-nothing celebrities during the 2016 election, you probably aren’t a fan of the recent trend. Instead of fading into political obscurity, Hollywood celebrities have become even more obnoxious since the election. You wouldn’t believe that’s possible, but when one celebrity went as far as to call for blowing up the White House, you knew we wouldn’t be getting a break.Granted, not all celebrities are calling for violent acts of terrorism, but they aren’t going away either. Which is why it’s not surprising that one of Trump’s biggest Hollywood detractors says she’s open to a run for office.
Actress Scarlett Johansson revealed she would be open to running for public office in the future in an interview Wednesday.
In a conversation with Good Morning America‘s Michael Strahan, the 32-year-old Avengers star said she has been “interested” in local politics for some time, but family commitments and her film career have kept her plenty busy.“I’ve always, like I said, been interested in local politics,” the actress said. “Right now, I think with my young daughter and also the way my career is going right now…it’s just not the right time. But eventually, maybe when my daughter is older and I can totally focus myself on something like that, I think it could be interesting.”
The good news is that Johansson’s interest seems to be in local politics, so any run for office wouldn’t have much of an impact on the lives of most Americans. Her interest in running locally is surprising, given the fact that most liberals seem to have forgotten local politics exists. Typically, they want to use the federal government to impose their will on the entire country.
Of course, it comes as no surprise that the actress leans left politically:The Ghost in the Shell star said she makes no apologies for supporting liberal policies that might offend her potential audience: “I’m not afraid to say what I feel is right, just because I think that I’m going to face criticism, or some people might not like me.”
In recent months, Johansson has become a vocal critic of President Donald Trump.In September, the actress appeared alongside her Avengers cast mates in a voter registration PSA meant to rev up support among younger voters and millennials to turn out on Election Day for former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The pro-abortion actress also participated in the anti-Donald Trump Women’s March in Washington D.C., where she delivered a speech railing against the president.
Whether or not she is all talk and no action remains to be seen. But her interest in running shows celebrities have no plans to stop telling us how to think anytime soon.
[Note: This post was written by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]