Actor Marlon Wayans believes Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump could look like a president — if he tames his hair and keeps his mouth shut.
In a wide-ranging interview with the Guardian, the Fifty Shades of Black and White Chicks star described Trump’s candidacy as one of several issues in the black community “that need remedying.”
“Do you have room for one more person if he does [win the presidency]?” Wayans told the UK paper.
Still, the 43-year-old writer-actor credits Trump for speaking his mind, even if he doesn’t agree with everything the candidate says.
“No matter how stupid he may sound, he says what he feels,” Wayans told the paper. “People don’t say what they feel anymore, people say what’s politically correct. If he would lick his hair and shut the f—k up, he could look like a president. But he opens his mouth and you just go: God!”
In his interview, Wayans also weighed in on the the issue of diversity in the entertainment business, telling the paper that despite three of his films grossing over $100 million on a combined budget of just $9 million over the past three years, he still finds himself in “Hollywood’s janitor closet.”
But he added that criticism of the Oscars — which reached a fever pitch in January and February with the #OscarsSoWhite controversy — doesn’t get to the root of the issue.
“The bigger issue is with us making more diverse movies,” he said. “But there’s also a responsibility on filmmakers of color. We need to be making more of these films on epic scales in order to be considered for Oscars. Then it’s on the audiences to go out and support the movies. Hollywood’s not black and white, it’s green.”
Read the rest of Wayans’ interview with the Guardian here.