Trace Adkins says he and Susan Sarandon had a strategy to get along while swimming on set Kingwith their completely opposed political leanings.
Country singer to appear on HBO’s Real time on Friday, where host Bill Maher wanted to know how Adkins, who is politically conservative and has performed at the 2020 Republican National Convention, got along with Sarandon, who openly endorsed into progressive perspectives. Fox’s new TV series centers on Albie Roman (Adkins), an iconic country performer, and his wife, fellow vocalist Dottie Cantrell (Sarandon).
After Maher said that he hopes the two of you King co-stars became “quick friends” despite their ideological differences, to which Adkins replied: “I think so. No problem. We went to work, and we did our job, and we stayed away from everything else.”
He continued, “Sometimes maybe a current event or something will happen that morning, and she’ll watch the news, and she’ll say something to me about it. But it was very brief, and we didn’t go there. We just stay away from it. What is the problem here?”
Maher was delighted to hear this and expressed that this will provide inspiration for how the country can move forward during this polarizing time.
Adkins agrees: “But addicts complain, they have to do it. They must have something to complain about. I don’t wake up in the morning looking for something to whine about.”
King premieres Sunday and is one of Fox’s highest-grossing new series of the fall. In his review of the show, The Hollywood Reporter’Daniel Fienberg’s chief television critic, in part, wrote, “Despite clearly and genuinely wanting to be Empire with only country music, King It’s actually just mediocre karaoke that lasts. “