Thinks Actors Aren't Political

24 Mar 2021

In an interview with The Gentlewoman

I don’t think actors have obligations to have a public role in society. Some people want to, but the idea that you’re obligated to because you’re in the public eye is unfair. You didn’t choose to be a politician, you’re an actor. Your job is to reflect our experience to ourselves; your job is to be a mirror for an audience, to be able to have an empathetic experience through art. That is what your job is.
Rose McGowan

Criticizes Hollywood

7 Oct 2018

In an interview with The Times, talking about how Hollywood interacted with the #MeToo movement

It’s all bulls–t. It’s a lie. It’s a Band-Aid lie to make them feel better. I know these people, I know they’re lily-livered, and as long as it looks good on the surface, to them, that’s enough. They’re not champions. I just think they’re losers.

Thinks Actors Are Political

29 Jan 2017

On her Instagram, in response to Donald Trump's immigration ban

A lot of people are saying right now that actors should keep our mouths shut when it comes to politics. But the truth is, no matter what, actors are activists because we embody the humanity and worth of all people. This union helps me to do that. I am Kerry Washington, and I am an actor.

Thinks Actors Shouldn't Talk Politics

Supports Trump


Supports Israel

22 Jul 2016

In an interview on Jerusalem

I’m very pro-Israel, and I can’t like anybody who isn’t. [...] It’s a pretty dangerous world, so given the choices – which are not really wonderful – I am supporting Donald Trump in the hopes that his ego won’t get in the way, and that he’s smart enough to hire good people. We don’t know that, but we pretty much do know what Hillary will do. So if Trump listens to the people he hires and he has a great cabinet, the scale tips that way for me. We need a hawk right now. That pisses me off when they talk about all these Hollywood liberals. There’s a whole bunch of us who are conservative. I find it offensive when actors go on news shows and spout their political views. They don’t exactly have political science degrees, who cares what they think?