In a recent interview with the BBC, “Frasier” star Kelsey Grammer confirmed that he remains a supporter of former President Donald Trump, apparently bringing the interview to an end.
Among Grammer’s best known roles was Dr. Frasier Crane during his 9-year stint on “Cheers” from 1984 to 1993, starring in the hit sitcom’s spinoff series “Frasier” for another 11 seasons, from 1993 to 2004. Grammer reprised the role almost 20 years later, as “Frasier” was brought back on Paramount+ in October.
During a recent interview, Grammer was interviewed by the BBC’s Justin Webb, who spoke on Frasier and his other acting roles. Eventually, Webb pivoted to a political question, asking, “You mentioned Roseanne early on, who had a great comeback, but also was a Trump supporter, you were, at least you were a Trump supporter, I’m fascinated to know if you still are?”
“I am, and that’s about all, let that be the end of it,” Grammer said.
Webb told listeners that Grammer was “perfectly happy” to elaborate on his support for the former president, but the “Paramount+ PR people” were “less happy that he talked about it.”
“But I should stress that he [Grammer] was actually perfectly happy to talk about why he supports Donald Trump and still does in the coming election,” Webb added.
The majority of the interview was about other aspects of Grammer’s life, from the “Frasier” reboot to a discussion about the murder of his younger sister.
“I spent a good chunk of my lifetime grieving and possibly stopping myself from growing because of that,” Grammer told the BBC.
Grammer had previously spoken about his decision to help bring the beloved sitcom back with Fox News.
“I wanted to prove to myself and to other people, of course, that Frasier was still interesting and still watchable and still funny,” Grammer told Fox News. “Those were important parts of it. But also, I thought there were more stories to tell about this character because there’s more stories to tell in our own lives.”
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