One of the brightest lights in this “People We Love” issue is undoubtedly Cheyenne Jackson. Not only has he come into his own as a serious dramatic actor. He’s showing his True Colors in the most visible way possible.
The American Horror Story star has come forward when so many well-known faces simply retreat into their private lives once the cameras stop rolling. And when we found out that he’s a major supporter of Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors program, we had to ask him why he felt so strongly about their efforts to end homelessness among LGBT youth. He had plenty to say about social responsibility — especially in this era where the current Oval Office occupant seems convinced that it’s a good idea to pick on those who are most vulnerable. Through it all, Jackson remains upbeat — even toward those who vehemently disagree with him.
“It’s so depressing and alarming, but you can’t put your head in the sand,” the actor told us recently. “I said this the other day to someone; it’s so maddening to think about our president and his backward way of thinking. However I think it’s important for all of us, although it’s not always the easiest thing to do, to try and understand where other people are coming from.”
Case in point: Jackson says he’ll sometimes turn on Fox News when he’s not working, “because I’m wondering how they’re going to wrap their minds around this story or that one. We are all in our own bubble,” he believes, “and many of these Trump voters are educated people, and I have Republicans in my family who voted for him. So you have to step back and try to be more understanding, so that maybe we come together in the midddle somehow. But there’s no question, we are in scary times.”
Last modified: March 19, 2018