Michael Douglas, a committed democrat, tells the i newspaper he was “proud” the Brits protested against Donald Trump’s hasty in-out visit to the UK.
Douglas, in the UK to promote the release of Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, shows the i newspaper’s interviewer a picture of his son in a post-high school trip to England stood next to a statue of Winston Churchill with a placard that reads “Dump Trump”.
In a wide-ranging interview, Douglas talks about the films he used to make and why adult dramas like Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction and Disclosure wouldn’t get made today.
“People ask me all the time, with all these superhero pictures, where’s the chance for you to do the movies you used to do over all those years? Is there a place for them anymore? And there isn’t,” he says adding that the brilliant Behind The Candelabra, Steven Soderbergh’s HBO movie, was turned down by every studio.
This in an extract from the full interview with Michael Douglas, available to read in this Friday’s issue of the i newspaper out on August 3 2018.