Zombieland star Woody Harrelson said that there are things liberals do that make him think that they’re “f—ing idiots.”
Harrelson made the remarks during an interview with Esquire about his upcoming HBO Watergate comedy, White House Plumbers.
He plays the operation’s “mastermind” E. Howard Hunt, a CIA operative who plotted and carried out the Watergate burglaries with Justin Theroux’s G. Gordon Liddy.
Esquire asked Harrelson if canvasing for the Republican party in his youth and attending the same college as former Vice President Mike Pence helped him understand his character’s paranoia.
“I understand it. And there’s still a fear of communism. We still loathe Russia,” he remarked.
“There’s still all the concern about the liberal agenda. I get how this mentality develops.”
Harrelson admitted that he was “probably more of a libertarian,” than a Republican or Democrat.
“I’m really, basically, a little bit of both,” he noted. “There are things that the liberals do that I think, What f–king idiots.”
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“And then there’s also conservative ideology that strikes me as odd. I consider myself, really, an anarchist.”
Esquire questioned whether Harrelson didn’t like either side of the aisle, or did not believe in government at all.
“I never see government work,” he replied. “It always seems to be working for the people who got you there.”
He said the government is “businessmen working for bigger businessmen,” rather than for their constituents.
“I think government just usually sucks…am I wrong,” he questioned.
“Even the social programs, they do it reluctantly, and they’re just always trying to gobble back what they can from the social programs.”
Harrelson said that his public activism has slid to the wayside because he doesn’t feel like it was “effective.”
“You climb the Golden Gate Bridge to bring attention to the fact that they’re cutting down ancient redwoods in northern California,” he used as an example.
“Well, so what if you succeed?” Harrelson asked rhetorically. “They’ll go cut the trees down somewhere else.”
While the Hunger Games star may no longer be protesting, he’s not shy about speaking his mind, which included criticizing COVID vaccine mandates during his opening monologue on Saturday Night Live in February.
During the cold open, he spoke about a film script that compared big pharma to drug cartels.
“So the movie goes like this,” Harrelson said at the time. “The biggest drug cartels in the world get together and buy up all the media and all the politicians and force all the people in the world to stay locked in their homes.”
“And people can only come out if they take the cartel’s drugs and keep taking them over and over.”
“I threw the script away,’ he continued. “I mean, who was going to believe that crazy idea? Being forced to do drugs? I do that voluntarily all day.”
Harrelson told Esquire that the ensuing press coverage and scrutiny over his remarks was of little consequence to him.
“People told me it was, shall we say, trending. No, I don’t look at that shit. I feel like, “I said it on SNL.” I don’t need to go further with it…other than to say—well, no, I won’t. Never mind. That’s enough.”
“But it don’t change my life one bit,” he concluded. “Not one bit, if the mainstream media wants to have a go at you, right? My life is still wonderful.”