AceShowbiz - Kelsey Grammer didn't hesitate to show his public support for Donald Trump, but apparently that wasn't the case for Paramount+. BBC interviewer Justin Webb revealed that his interview with the "Frasier" actor was cut short due to the star's political view.
In a recent interview, Justin asked Kelsey if he's still a supporter for the former POTUS. "You mentioned Roseanne early on, who had a great comeback, but also was a Trump supporter, you were, at least you were a Trump supporter, I'm fascinated to know if you still are?" he asked.
To the question, the "Cheers" actor, who reprises his role as therapist Dr. Frasier Crane on the new Paramount+ show, replied, "I am, and that's about all, let that be the end of it." According to Justin, while Kelsey was "perfectly happy" to talk about his support for Trump, the "Paramount+ PR people" were "less happy that he talked about it at some length."
"They decided that we'd had plenty of time for our interview. But I should stress that he was absolutely perfectly happy to talk about why he supports Donald Trump and still does in the coming election," Justin said.
Representatives for Kelsey and Paramount+ have yet to comment on the claims.
Kelsey's appearance on the "Today" program on BBC Radio 4 was to discuss the reboot of hit '90s sitcom "Frasier", which premiered on Paramount+ in October. The show centers on Kelsey's titular character, who is described as a pompous psychiatrist. According to its official logline, the revival sees Kelsey's character returning to Boston from Seattle "with new challenges to face, new relationships to forge and an old dream or two to finally fulfil."
James Burrows, "Frasier" director and "Cheers" co-creator, said of the reboot in October, "We knew from the first five lines that this guy was amazing because he could compete with the stellar 'Cheers' cast. Frasier was only written for a short character arc. But after the first show, we said, 'My God, we've got to keep this guy on.' We would have been blind not to see it."