My 5 Minutes with the President

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Sandrine Holt stars in CBS’s hit TV show “Hostages.” Other television roles include starring turns on Netflix’s “House of Cards,” the Canadian action series “Once a Thief,” “24,” “The L Word,” “The Mentalist” and “ER.” 

Holt began her career in the award-winning feature film “Black Robe,” which led to Kevin Costner casting her for the female lead in 1994’s “Rapa Nui.” Her other film credits include “Resident Evil: Apocalypse,” “Underworld: Awakening” and the French film “Chinese Puzzle,” alongside Audrey Tautou. 

{mosads}Born in England and raised in Canada, Holt currently lives in Los Angeles.


Robin Bronk:If you had five minutes with the president, what would you discuss with him? What issue would you like him to know about? 

Sandrine Holt: Surveillance  

RB: If you could ask the president one question, what would it be? 

SH:  What is to become of us?

RB: What piece of advice would you give the president? 

SH: Try to keep a promise.

RB: If you were going to send President Obama to one of your favorite places in the United States for one day, where would that be? Why? 

SH: Gitmo. Why are we still there?

RB: What music would you recommend the president add to his collection? Why? 

SH: John Hurt – it’s simple and honest.

RB: Would you ever consider a political career? 

SH: And give up my power? No way.


Robin Bronk is CEO of The Creative Coalition — the leading national, nonprofit, nonpartisan public advocacy organization of the entertainment industry. Bronk is a frequent speaker on the role of the entertainment industry in public advocacy campaigns and represents The Creative Coalition and its legislative agenda before members of Congress and the White House. She produced the feature film “Poliwood,” airing on Showtime, and edited the recently published book Art & Soul. Bronk pens this weekly column with assistance from Alex Zaglin

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