Michael Chiklis has little interest in changing into a politician.
“I’d rather eat glass,” he advised The Post just lately on the Fox Upfront in New York.
The actor, 58, will be seen within the upcoming anthology crime collection “Accused” during which he performs a “very affluent brain surgeon, (with a) family, everything life could offer” however then has to cope with his son who Chiklis describes as a “burgeoning psychopath” on the verge of changing into a college shooter.
The present is an adaptation of an award-winning BBC manufacturing.
“The Shield” star famous that the subject material is “pretty relevant” in mild of the current capturing in Buffalo, which noticed 10 individuals killed, allegedly by an accused 18-year-old shooter.
Chiklis despaired that mass shootings “keep happening — we’re stuck in a wheel.”
“It’s this bizarre cycle that we’re stuck in and we have to break it,” he continued. “I don’t understand how this occurred. I grew up within the United States; I grew up in a searching custom. I grew up as a gun proprietor. I don’t know one gun proprietor that doesn’t consider that we have to do one thing — and it is a good instance.
“This kid was flagged, he had issues, there is no way in this world that this kid should have been able to buy an AR-15 and pistols without a million bells and whistles going off,” he continued. “We’re stuck.”
The “Fantastic Four” star blames each side of the political spectrum.
“This polarization in this country has to stop,” he opined. “The grownups in the room have to take over. We’ve allowed the fringes on both the far right and far left to control the narrative for too long and it’s created this death spiral that can’t be accepted any longer — period.”
Chiklis mentioned that the present isn’t “preachy or proselytizing” and hopes that it’s going to spark some dialogue as a result of “we can’t just go in our separate corners.”