Kevin Costner, aka ‘The Postman,’ Thinks Trump’s Publish Workplace Meddling Is ‘Criminal’

Kevin Costner, aka ‘The Postman,’ Thinks Trump’s Post Office Meddling Is ‘Criminal’

On Tuesday evening, The Late Present with Stephen Colbert’s chilly open was a bit uncommon. In lieu of a skit ridiculing Trump’s newest bout of chaos-agenting, this system aired a mock trailer for the re-release of Kevin Costner’s 1997 movie The Postman. “In its day, a critical and box office disaster. But today, chillingly accurate,” the voiceover mentioned. “Looks like somebody owes Kevin Costner an apology.”

As destiny would have it, I used to be scheduled to interview Costner the next day to debate HearHere, his new storytelling platform/journey app offering, “A hands-free experience that delights, informs and entertains by fostering a deeper connection with the people, places and histories of the land you are traveling through.”

Costner hadn’t seen the Colbert sketch, although chuckled once I introduced it up.

“Stephen Colbert said that?” he mentioned. “I liked making that movie! I did.”

The Postman was a post-apocalyptic Western set in a 2013 America ravaged by plagues and a murderous white-nationalist militia, led by Nathan Holn. These “Holnists” have stripped the nation of each final vestige of democracy and freedom, reworking America right into a totalitarian state. Costner performs a drifter who finds a U.S. Postal Service uniform and mailbag, and conjures up hope for a “Restored America” by, effectively, delivering the mail. The movie was savaged by critics and made simply $20 million in opposition to an $80 million funds.

However now, given Trump’s systematic dismantling of the U.S. Postal Service in latest months—that he’s overtly admitted is being achieved to cease mail-in voting, and thus affect the end result of the 2020 presidential election—Costner’s movie glorifying the U.S. Postal Service seems to have been reasonably “prophetic,” as he places it.

“Listen, a movie is what it is when it comes out. It has a chance to be revisited, and I was always kind of proud of it,” Costner tells The Day by day Beast. “I thought that I had made a mistake not starting out the movie with, ‘Once upon a time…’ because it’s kind of like a fairy tale. ‘Once upon a time, when things got really rotten, the only thing that could stand the test of time was the post office. The only thing people could count on.’ I didn’t say that, and I should have. Because it is like a fairy tale you’d read to your children at night. That’s how I did the movie.”

As for Trump’s ravenous of the U.S. Postal Service, which has already precipitated large delays within the supply of life-saving medicines to aged sufferers and the distribution of pension checks, amongst different issues, Costner doesn’t mince phrases.

“It’s terrible. It’s terrible,” he says. “Nothing is surreal. Everything is highly real, and it’s dangerous. And it’s shameful.”

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