The BBC claims Kelsey Grammer was prevented from speaking about Donald Trump by a Paramount spokesperson during a radio interview this morning.
Grammer, who plays Frasier Crane in the recently rebooted sitcom, is a Republican and a known Trump supporter, but journalists working for the Republican Party say the topic of the former president was quickly dropped during the new interview.
Appearing on BBC Radio 4 today On the show, the actor was asked if he still supports Trump. Journalist Justin Webb asked Grammer: [Barr] He had a great comeback early on, but he was also a Trump supporter. You were a Trump supporter and I would like to know if you still support him. ”
In response, Mr. Grammer bluntly stated, “I am, and I’m going to call it a day.”
Journalist Justin Webb later claimed he tried to continue the conversation, which Grammer said he did “completely willingly”.But a PR team is said to be behind it frasierParamount+’s streaming home prevented this.
Webb said on the morning show: A Paramount+ spokesperson wasn’t too happy about him talking about this at any length. He added: “They decided we had enough time to interview.”
After his co-host quipped that Paramount+ would be “really excited” about his comments, he continued: “But I want to emphasize that he is willing to talk about why he supports Donald Trump and why he will support him in the next election.”
independent person Paramount+ has been contacted for comment.
Grammer, who has been careful about his political comments in 2018, insisting he is not a “big government guy,” described Trump as a “brat,” but said he was “not a big government guy.” “I don’t have many problems,” he said. presidential policy.
Grammer reprized his role as Frasier Crane in the reboot in October.Original NBC sitcom cheers As a spin-off, it aired for 11 seasons from 1993 to 2004.
Talking about rebooting independent personthe actor considered the new series of episodes to be “kind of like a third or fourth act” and claimed that they “could be more interesting” than the previous ones.
Reviews for the new season were largely positive, despite concerns over the absence of former co-star David Hyde Pierce, who played Frasier’s brother Niles.
Joining him in the reboot will be just fools and horses Mr Grammer said of actor Nicholas Lyndhurst: “He is without a doubt one of Britain’s great actors.”
The two became close friends after co-starring in a movie in 2019. man of la mancha At the London Coliseum.