Bill Pullman has contemplated seeing his 1996 hit independence Day with then-President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton.
In the sci-fi action film, Pullman played a fictional US President trying to save people from an alien invasion.
During an appearance on yesterday’s episode of The One Show (July 25), Pullman related the experience of seeing the film with the couple, saying, “Suddenly, in the middle of the promotional tour, we were flown into the White House. I sat next to Bill Clinton and watched this movie.”
Presenter Alex Jones then asked if the former US leader had any notes on Pullman’s performance, to which the actor replied, “Hillary had a nice comment which read, ‘When we take our next vacation we know who we can take on for one Weekend.'”
He laughed, adding, “She didn’t offer the whole week, just the weekend.”
independence Daywhich also starred Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Randy Quaid and Mary McDonnell, grossed US$817m (£591m) worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film of the year, beating including blockbusters Twister Scream, and Impossible Mission for the top spot.
In 2020, Pullman dismissed a tweet from Donald Trump that showed the then-president above his iconic speech scene in the film.
In response to the tweet, Pullman said, “My vote belongs to no one but me, and I’m not running for president — this year.”
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