Actor Kevin Costner said he “didn’t really care” if he lost fans over his political views when he backed Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and criticized former president Donald Trump earlier this year.
Speaking with USA Today upon the season five premiere of his hit Paramount show “Yellowstone,” Costner said he has no regrets for supporting Cheney in her primary this year, as well as former presidential candidate and current Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg in 2020.
“Just because you lose doesn’t mean you’re done; it doesn’t mean you’re even wrong,” Costner told the news outlet.
In August, Costner wore a pro-Cheney shirt that the Republican lawmaker shared in an Instagram post, saying the Hollywood star was putting “country over party.”
Costner told USA Today that he knew Cheney, an outspoken critic of former President Trump, wouldn’t win her primary against a Trump-backed candidate. But he wanted to support her anyways.
“I wanted to let her know, as a citizen, how much I appreciated her brave, clear-headed stance,” said Costner, angering Trump supporters.
“I didn’t really care how the cookie crumbles, that people that liked me now don’t like me,” he told USA Today. “That’s OK.”