Owen Wilson: Trump is the Charlie Sheen of politics
“You can’t help but get a kick out of him,” Wilson said of the GOP presidential candidate in a Tuesday interview with The Daily Beast.
“I think part of it is we’re so used to politicians on both sides sounding like actors at press junkets — it’s sort of by rote, and they say all the right things,” said the actor, who stars in the new film “No Escape” and is described as a “staunch liberal."
“So here’s somebody who’s not following that script,” Wilson said of Trump. “It’s like when Charlie Sheen was doing that stuff — like, wow! He’s answering a question completely honestly, and in an entertaining way. You sort of feel he could be a character from ‘Network.’”
Sheen, the former star of “Two and a Half Men,” made headlines in 2011 after a series of eyebrow-raising interviews and social media posts in which he slammed his bosses on the CBS series and transformed phrases such as “tiger blood" and "winning" into catchphrases.
Referring to Trump as a “showman,” Wilson, 46, cast doubt that the real estate mogul would call the White House home next year. “You can’t honestly believe he really could be president, do you? I have a hard time believing that. … That still seems so far away,” Wilson added.
“That doesn’t quite seem realistic to me. But talk to me in a few months. We’ll see.”