He discusses how the push for diversity in Hollywood has changed the conversation around race and gender.
Ian McShane suggests that when “white people” are asked about race, they “should shut the fuck up.”
“What are they supposed to say? You just have to zip it.”
He lamented that “there can be no proper discussion of race and gender anymore.” He thinks the #MeToo movement has gone “too far.” He points out Jeffrey Tambor’s ousting as an example. He says the actor was fired because “it all became so political.”
He says that network TV dramas are “really the same show every week with a twist”.
He calls the BAFTAs a “crapshow.”
He is amused that “Game of Thrones” fans got mad at him for calling the show “only tits and dragons” after his cameo appearance. “I couldn’t believe that reaction! But that’s the problem when you have these cult-like supporters.”