Monday, October 13, 2008

‘W.’ Actor Feels Bad For George W. Bush

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – After filming his latest project, actor Michael Gaston suddenly feels empathy for President George W. Bush.

Gaston – best known for his role on Jericho – plays U.S. General Tommy Franks in W., Oliver Stone’s new political flick about Dubya’s life.

Although Gaston is actually a “big Leftie and not a President Bush lover at all,” he felt sorry for the prez after reading the script.

He says the portrayal of Bush was so “complex and genuine” that, in his words, “I ended up feeling bad for the poor bastard!”

He explains, “I felt empathy for him, as a man who came from a wildly overachieving family that gave him sht for being who he is. He isn’t too bright, struggles with addiction, and has constantly strived to meet expectations.”

Gaston was also able to look at his own character, General Tommy Franks, with new eyes – and skin, and hair.

Resembling Franks was no easy feat for him, and required lots of make-up, an “amazing buzzcut,” and looking like “a guy who drinks 13 cups of coffee a day.”

W. hits theaters this Friday (Oct. 17).

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