In an interview for “Avengers: Endgame,” actor Jeremy Renner subtly schooled his SJW co-star Brie Larson about gratitude.
Renner (Hawkeye) and Larson (Captain Marvel) were interviewed earlier this month by Indian media outlet NDTV when they were asked a question about “responsibility.”
“Does this position come with a lot of responsibility? Do you look at it that way?” the interviewer asked.
Larson, who has been an outspoken far-left activist, was the first to pounce on the question while her co-star looked in the other direction with disgust.
“I am committed to self-improvement, and I work at being the best person that I can be and using this platform for as much good as I can,” Larson said.
Larson recently came under fire for comments she made last summer about “white male” movie reviewers, particularly in reference to the reception of “A Wrinkle in Time,” which was a box-office failure.
“I don’t want to hear what a white man has to say about ‘A Wrinkle in Time.’ I want to hear what a woman of color, a biracial woman has to say about the film,” Larson said.
Larson also told InStyle magazine in February that she views her acting as a form of activism to bring about social change.
“This could be my form of activism: doing a film that can play all over the world and be in more places than I can be physically,” Larson said.
“Much of her drive these days is using her celebrity as a platform to push for social change,” InStyle later added.
“She is heavily involved in the Time’s Up movement, was one of the first actors to adopt an inclusion rider in her contract (mandating diversity in casting and production staff), and is a vocal advocate for representation in the media.”
However, Larson’s co-star is the complete opposite.
Instead of using his platform to push “activism” on people, Renner said he’s thankful for his status and wants to see the fans happy.
“I’m pretty accountable and responsible for my own life at any rate,” Renner told the interviewer. “Celebrity is not something I use as any sort of platform to be more responsible or more accountable, I suppose.”
“But it’s certainly an absolute blessing to see the joy on kids’ faces,” Renner added.
“I don’t think there’s a feeling that comes close to that.”
Renner’s response is perfect — and it’s the complete opposite of Larson’s response about using her “platform.”
Renner might not have intentionally schooled Larson, but he certainly sent a strong message to Hollywood SJWs who use their status to push political and social agendas.
Actors are entertainers first, and it’s good that there are still people in Hollywood who care more about entertaining than preaching.
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