- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 6, 2017

“Interstellar” star Michael Caine proudly declared Thursday that he voted in favor of the U.K. exiting the European Union, calling it a vote for “freedom.”

“I voted for Brexit,” the British two-time Oscar winner, 84, told Sky News. “What it is with me, I’d rather be a poor master than a rich servant.”

“It wasn’t about the racism, immigrants or anything, it was about freedom,” he added.

Mr. Caine said the reason people are so worked up about Brexit is because they’re uncertain of the future.

“Politics is always chaotic,” he said. “Because in politics you’re always going into areas you’ve never been before, so you’re going to get lost and then you’re going to find your way, and then it’ll be all right.”

Mr. Caine, a conservative, has spoken in favor of Brexit before. In an interview with the BBC’s Nick Robinson last February, four months before the EU referendum, the actor said the U.K. would have to leave unless “significant changes” were made.

“To me, I think what you have in Europe is a government-by-proxy of everybody who has now got carried away,” he said, The Guardian reported. “I think that, unless there are some extremely significant changes we should get out. I feel certain we should come out.”


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