Woods dumped by agent over Trump support

LOS ANGELES • James Woods has drawn attention for his support of Mr Donald Trump and has complained about being blacklisted by Hollywood because of his conservative views.

Now, the Emmy-winning actor has been dumped by his talent agent - apparently over politics.

Woods shared on Twitter an e-mail he received from Mr Ken Kaplan on Independence Day, informing the actor that he no longer wished to represent him.

"It's the 4th of July and I'm feeling patriotic," wrote Mr Kaplan, whose list of clients includes Twilight star Kristen Stewart.

"I don't want to represent you anymore. I mean I can go on a rant, but you know what I'd say."

Woods, 71, who described Mr Kaplan as a "political liberal", included his response on his Twitter feed.

"Dear Ken, I don't actually," wrote the twice Oscar-nominated actor for his roles in Salvador (1987) and Ghosts Of Mississippi (1997).

"I was thinking if you're feeling patriotic, you would appreciate free speech and one's right to think as an individual.

"Be that as it may, I want to thank you for all your hard work and devotion on my behalf. Be well."


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2018, with the headline 'Woods dumped by agent over Trump support'. Print Edition | Subscribe