Bernie Sanders, a senator, a presidential candidate … and an actor?
The Vermont senator sat down with Drew Barrymore on the Feb. 23 episode of the “The Drew Barrymore Present” to debate his new e-book “It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism.” Whereas he was there, the 2 mentioned his lesser-known function exterior of the political enviornment: his appearing profession.
Sanders appeared as a person handing out Halloween sweet within the 1988 comedy drama “Candy Hearts Dance,” starring alongside Don Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Daniels and Elizabeth Perkins.
“Nicely on the time, I used to be mayor of town of Burlington and so they got here to our neighborhood to make the movie,” he mentioned. “And I obtained dragged into it with Don Johnson. And there it was, that was my film profession.”
However that wasn’t it, as Barrymore reminded him. In 1999, Sanders performed a rabbi within the movie “My X-Girlfriend’s Wedding ceremony Reception.”
“Seen by a minimum of 4 individuals in America,” he laughed.
Sanders identified that his film profession is “not fairly” the identical as Barrymore’s, however Barrymore mentioned she felt he was “so pure” on the massive display.
“You’re being very genuine, very you,” she famous. “I may see you as an actor. I don’t see that form of faux put-on. I feel you’re actually good at it.”
The pair additionally joked about doing a film collectively after Sanders hangs up his political hat.
“So when my political profession is over…” Sanders began.
“You and me?” Barrymore interjected.
“Perhaps?” Sanders added.
“I’d do it!” Barrymore exclaimed. “I’d be in a film with you.”
Even when it doesn’t work out sooner or later with Barrymore, Hollywood should come calling for Sanders.
Sanders just lately went viral when he made an unintended look in a TikTok when he walked into the center of somebody filming a dance on a sidewalk in New York Metropolis. The video, which has over two million views, exhibits Sanders wanting lower than enthusiastic over the dance strikes earlier than he exits stage left.
Sanders additionally grew to become an web sensation in 2021 when he sat cross-legged carrying a cumbersome parka and outsized mittens at President Joe Biden’s inauguration.