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Rosario Dawson Gets Real On Politics!

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Rosario Dawson is a firecracker of political passion!

After protesting on the behalf of undocumented immigrants, the fiery spirit sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to have a kiki on the realness of politicians.

And some of what she says may surprise you!

Here are some HIGHlights:


I'm really happy to be here and seeing the energy I think it's really important when people say 'nothing comes out of politics' and 'nothing ever changes,' it's like, well what about the Tea Party and Sarah Palin?

The last four years have been drastically different than the four years before that, and definitely in my lifetime. For me it's invaluable to be able to be here.


Those two years leading up to that [last] election were so intense. I think there's been a lot of things that have been going on the past four years, and we have seen changes like Don't Ask, Don't Tell and obviously the Iraq War, but also civil liberties being taken apart and immigration issues.

I think people have come out of that hope change conversation and what they were looking for coming out of the Bush years and are in a different place now that's a little bit more–not vulnerable–but definitely a little more disquieted. Not as exuberant and excited.

I think these four years have been very telling of showing what the process really looks like. It showed up on him [Obama]. That's the thing we always joke about, how when anyone becomes president, after they get debriefed, suddenly they just go gray.


I did with Voto Latino, which is interesting because it was in 2004 and I could have voted four years earlier, but I didn't. That is interesting, because my mom votes and my family votes, so I think that was one of the things I really connected to with Voto Latino, was 'why didn't I vote?' I was an activist and there was just something even as an activist that's sort of outside of it, going 'politics is separate. activism is this' and doing absolutely nothing is a whole other group.

Activists unfortunately end up spending way too much time filling out paperwork and trying to get people to pay attention to the issue, when if you can combine your efforts and do activism but also work within the political system and befriend the right people you can pass legislation that can save you years of time and energy so you can get to other work.

It's always so refreshing to see a celebrity so enthralled in the passion of politics and continue that enthusiasm with a strong grasp on the issues!

[Image via Daniel Deme/WENN.]

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7 comments to “Rosario Dawson Gets Real On Politics!”

  1. 1

    Not bad Rosario! A mind of her own. This is what voters, activists or those who do nothing SHOULD look like, bias removed. At least she is paying attention to the realities which are NOT in the news cycles or those in which we are forced to 'read between the lines' as Americans.

  2. 2

    Politicians are as real as the public images of actors, you retarded homo. A celebrity has-been who is a "special guest" at the convention because she's a minority to which the DNC is desperately pandering isn't an authority on politics or politicians. There is nothing in what she said to indicate that she's "enthralled" or "passionate." Is there a reason you have to try to spin things, asshole? She made a few generic observations. And stop using "kiki." No one is going to start using it because it's incredibly stupid. You are not a pop-culture leader. You're a stupid homo with delusions of adequacy.

  3. 3

    Good god. The "Energy", what the fuck, it isn't a pep rally, or, well, I guess it is. Besides that, what the fuck is a Kiki, and whatever it is, it sounds stupid you fuckign 13 year old homo.

  4. 4

    So, she supports a cause thats basically "education not deportation" Oh right. So if someone comes here illegally we should waste our tax dollars educating them. Liberal twats are destroying this country..Hey illegals, come on over..You'll get a drivers license, no taxes, foodstamps, welfare and a job!

  5. krtmom says – reply to this


    Looks like someone got herself some new bolt-ons!!!

  6. arrora says – reply to this


    More importantly can we please talk about her HUGE and horrible breast job, jeez

  7. Got a life? says – reply to this


    Re: Yes You Bore Me

    55 movies and counting. An IQ so high she runs circles around your sorry brainstem, and the courage and compassion to speak out in favor of a fair voting process, issues that matter to all Americans, and the many opportunities we as a country have to improve how we work together for a better future for everyone's children.

    She has class, and she's actually changing the world for the better. You still don't have a life.