This famous Star Wars actor refuses to be a victim and it shocked Bill Maher

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Comedian and television host Bill Maher has always pushed a leftist idea where he treated certain minorities like children who needed to be protected.

Even though he has recently started to change his stance on several issues and has begun to open his mind to the dangers of woke and cancel culture, he still won’t give up certain liberal ideas.

But Bill Maher was shocked when this famous Star Wars actor would not buy into the victim mentality and took a stand for freedom.

Billy Dee Williams has no problem with “blackface”

Actor Billy Dee Williams is best known for his role as Lando Calrissian in the original Star Wars trilogy and has appeared in over 160 acting roles since 1959.

The African American actor recently sat down with liberal comedian Bill Maher, and he said something that absolutely shocked the host.

The two were talking about whether or not actors should be allowed to appear in “blackface.”

During a recent installment of the Club Random podcast, Williams discussed his friendship with the iconic actor Laurence Olivier.

Williams mentioned that Olivier’s Oscar-nominated performance as Othello in the 1965 adaptation of the Shakespeare play of the same name featured Olivier wearing black makeup, which Maher pointed out was “problematic.”

However, Williams explained, “When he did ‘Othello’, I fell out laughing. He stuck his ass up and he walked around with his ass, you know because black people are supposed to have big asses.”

Maher replied, “Oh, I understand.”

“I fell out laughing. I thought it was hysterical! I loved it! I loved it! I love that kind of stuff,” said Williams.

When discussing Olivier’s role in Othello, Maher pointed out that “they would never let you do that” today in Hollywood, but Williams surprisingly pushed back, asking him why.

“Blackface?!?,” Maher responded in shock.

Williams doubled down on his answer, saying, “Why not? If you’re an actor, you should do anything you want to do.”

Maher replied, “That’s a great point of view, but the theater would be bombed.”

Williams refuses to be “pissed off 24 hours a day”

The host pointed to the fact that 87-year-old Williams lived in an era where Hollywood discrimination was rampant and black actors could not “play the parts you should’ve played.”

Williams responded, “The point is, you don’t go through life feeling like, ‘I’m a victim.’ I mean, I refuse to go through life saying to the world, ‘I’m pissed off.’ I’m not gonna be pissed off 24 hours a day.”

Earlier in the conversation, Williams mentioned, “If I’m going to be creative, let me be creative as an individualist. I don’t want to do anything based on this whole idea that you’re a black person, you’re a white person, and things of that nature. I’m an artist. I’m a creative entity in this life.”

The famous actor has been working to promote his new book entitled, What Have We Here? which chronicles his early years as a child growing up in Harlem as well as his career in Hollywood and on Broadway.

Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.