“I lost 30 pounds, for starters,” Midler continued.
Bette Midler refuses to be played off at Tonys
“The Rose” star and self-proclaimed loner also admitted she unexpectedly gained a few friends in the Broadway community: “I wasn’t prepared for that. I was struck by it,” she said.
Midler, who has been a vocal critic of Donald Trump on Twitter, did not hold back saying that taking on Dolly Levi has been “life-changing” and “life-affirming” because of the “democracy, optimism and color” that the show offers.
She detailed all the craftspeople involved with the Broadway production, calling it a significant source of revenue for the United States.
“If only they (politicians) weren’t so narrow-minded and perverse about helping with the NEA and helping the arts out in the world,” she complained. “They are dead set on making barbarian out of us and out of all of our children. I don’t want to be a barbarian. I want to have color and beauty in my life and I think everybody in their heart of hearts does. Bette Midler for President!”
Bette Midler doesn’t know why there’s not a ‘Hocus Pocus’ sequel
When a reporter playfully called out that she should run for President, Midler quipped: “I was impeached when I was the class president!”