Actress Connie Britton says she’s not ready for what she calls “the ultimate sacrifice” of entering politics.
“I’ve actually been asked to run for office,” the star of Fox’s “9-1-1” told Vulture in an interview published Thursday. “I feel it’d be the ultimate sacrifice,” the 50-year-old performer said.
But Britton — who was a prominent supporter of President Obama and is one of Hollywood’s most politically active entertainers — says she has no plans of hitting the campaign trail as a candidate.
“Politics is a dirty business,” Britton said, “so for now I think I’d rather use characters and storytelling to try to make changes in the world.”
After President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Milley warns of 'Sputnik moment' for China WSJ publishes letter from Trump continuing to allege voter fraud in PA Oath Keeper who was at Capitol on Jan. 6 runs for New Jersey State Assembly MORE’s 2016 White House victory, Britton — who supported Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump to attend World Series Game 4 in Atlanta Pavlich: Democrats' weaponization of the DOJ is back Mellman: The trout in the milk MORE — wrote on Twitter, “We are staring into the face of our darkest self America.”
Last year, the former “Nashville” and “Friday Night Lights” star endorsed then-Democratic hopeful Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate race.
“[Jones] has always stood up for justice, and in the Senate he would fight to bring both sides together to discuss the issues that are important to hardworking families,” Britton said in a video message. Jones won the December special election against Republican candidate Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreRoy Moore loses lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen Shelby backs ex-aide over Trump-favored candidate in Alabama Senate race Of inmates and asylums: Today's House Republicans make the John Birchers look quaint MORE.
And last month, Britton gained attention when she showed up to the Golden Globe awards in sweater reading “poverty is sexist.”