“Citizens’ voices need to be heard in democracy”
Danny Glover says the first thing he sees himself is as a citizen.
“And whether I think of myself as a citizen of the US, or more broadly as a citizen of the world, certainly there are certain responsibilities to the role that we play as citizens. So I don’t abdicate that responsibility just because I’m visible and just because people know me in my specific roles. If they know me by simply ‘Mandela’ when I played Mandela 24 years ago, then they will expect a certain kind of behavior from me by the nature of the role that I play.”
The actor says citizens’ voices need to be heard at this particular point in time over countless issues.