The Hill’s Five Minutes With…Adrian Grenier


HBO’s “Entourage” star Adrian Grenier could pretty much speak in gibberish and it would be fascinating. In this case, he offers an entertaining interview – the best one yet – to The Creative Coalition’s Robin Bronk in her weekly interview for the The Hill’s “Washington Scene” blog. In the interview, he scolds President Obama for bringing plastic water bottles to press conferences – they send the wrong environmental message, the actor says.

An excerpt:

ROBIN BRONK: If you had five minutes in the Oval Office with President Obama, what would you discuss with him? What issue would you like him to know about?

ADRIAN GRENIER: I would want to discuss the role of mainstream entertainment news in politics. How has it affected people’s perception of politics and politicians? How has it enriched citizen participation or made it more cynical? What’s it like to be known as a “rock star” president – does it make him more effective, or is it an obstacle? How does he reconcile the showbiz of modern politics with real, tangible policymaking and governing? How will his celebrity affect future presidencies?