Zoe Saldana, a leading Hollywood actress known for her roles in "Star Trek," skewered Hollywood in a recent interview with the Agence France-Press, explaining that Hollywood celebrities who frequently criticized President-elect Donald Trump last year helped him win the White House.
According to Saldana, who doesn't support Trump the AFP reports, despite many of the controversial things that Trump did and said during his campaign, Hollywood celebrities became the "bullies" of the election when they berated Trump and his supporters at a near constant rate.
"We got cocky and became arrogant and we also became bullies," she said. "We were trying to single out a man for all these things he was doing wrong... and that created empathy in a big group of people in America that felt bad for him and that are believing in his promises."
Saldana told reporters last year that she was supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton and she often times spoke out against Trump's policy proposals. She even co-signed an open letter with her fellow "Star Trek" actors that spoke out against Trump.
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Last year during the campaign, a lot of actors and crew members involved in the Star Trek franchise, Saldana included, co-signed an open letter that read, in part, “We cannot turn our backs on what is happening in the upcoming election. Never has there been a presidential candidate who stands in such complete opposition to the ideals of the Star Trek universe as Donald Trump. His election would take this country backward, perhaps disastrously.”
But for Saldana, she believes that America just needs to move on.
"I'm learning from (Trump's victory) with a lot of humility," she told the AFP. "If we have people continue to be strong and educate ourselves and stand by equal rights and treat everyone with respect, we won't go back to those times."
Saldana wasn't the only actress this week to speak out against Hollywood's treatment of Trump. Nicole Kidman made headlines late this week after she said that it's time for all Americans to come around Trump and support him.
She later clarified those comments to say that she wasn't expressing her personal support of Trump, but rather support for the the spirit of America, our republic and the U.S. Constitution — which supports a peaceful transition of power.