Jon Voight’s “Ray Donovan” cast mates wouldn’t mind if he lightened up on all the right-wing rhetoric.
Dash Mihok, who plays Voight’s son Bunchy on the Showtime series, says that seeing his TV dad on Fox News can be cringe-inducing.
Donald Trump supporter Jon Voight isn’t always on the same page as his colleagues.
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“I love Jon, he’s such a kind gentleman,” said Mihok, who admits he and his colleagues are sometimes baffled by Voight’s world view and need to express it. “I just scratch my head sometimes. Me and Eddie Morrison would be the biggest people to stir each other like what the F?”
In March 2016, Voight gave a statement to Bretibart.com endorsing Donald Trump’s candidacy.
“I, Jon Voight, can say, without hesitation, that Donald is funny, playful, and colorful, but most of all, he is honest,” the statement said. “I like this guy.”
While Mihok confessed it’s “been known to happen” that actors on the show stop talking when Voight enters the room, his politics aren’t really an issue on set.
“It’s more when Jon decides to skip an interview that we had with like Entertainment Weekly or something, with the whole cast and then we’re like, ‘Where did he go?’ And he shows up on Mike Huckabee’s show slamming Obama,” he said. “Well he just blew us off to go do that. That’s when we really start scratching our heads because I don’t think it does the show any favors.”
According to Mihok, people from the show and from the network have spoken to Voight about his free-wheeling association with right-wing news sites, but it doesn’t seem to matter.
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“People get set in their ways,” he reasoned.
Mihok said he and his castmates don’t feel a need to address Voight’s political views themselves.
“Oh yeah, we think about it,” he said, adding, “There’s no point in that.”
The 46-year-old Meatpacking District native tells us he’s excited about the upcoming sixth season of “Ray Donovan,” which sees the show move from Los Angeles to New York. He’s also looking forward to the New York City Film Festival, where his film “The Girl Who Invented Kissing,” co-starring Suki Waterhouse, opens March 5.
Source: Ny Daily News