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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Peter Dinklage: ‘Great to Be Here’ in Anti-Trump ‘Liberal Bubble’ at Sundance

Actor Peter Dinklage praised the Chelsea Handler-led anti-Donald Trump Women’s March at the Sundance Film Festival this week, saying in an interview that the festival was the perfect place for the march because most everybody there agrees on politics.

“We didn’t really get much heckling at the march yesterday,” Dinklage told the Daily Beast in an interview at the festival, “but really, I love that I’m here.”

“I’m throwing myself into this community that I love the most, and the art form I love doing,” he added. “Call it a ‘liberal bubble’ or whatever, but I feel it’s great to be here because we’re all expressing ourselves. We all get to be angry together.”

The Golden Globe-winner was among the many stars to take part in the protest rally against the Trump administration in Park City on Saturday, the Los Angeles Times reports. Other stars who joined the march included Charlize Theron, John Legend and Kristen Stewart.

Dinklage, perhaps best known for his role as the wine and sex-loving Tyrion Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones, is at Sundance to promote his latest project, Rememory.

“I would delete what just happened the last couple of days and have a different reality,” he told the Daily Beast’s Marlow Stern when asked which memories he would erase if he could. “I want to delete a couple of days before the election when some bombs were dropped that weren’t true. I want to delete my entire teenage years.”

The 47-year-old star says he hopes “there will be a Sundance next year,” referencing President Trump’s reported plans to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

“It’s always the first to go, isn’t it?” Dinklage asked. “Art, then education: the two most important things—and climate, of course. But if anything, I think the voices will get a little louder. Unfortunately, sometimes it takes adversity to create something great.”

Dinklage’s new film Rememory debuted at Sundance and co-stars the late Anton Yelchin. The film was directed by Mark Palansky.

 

Follow Jerome Hudson on Twitter @jeromeehudson

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