Marlon Wayans: My Political Orientation Is "Confused"

The star of A Haunted House weighs in on the election.

Posted: 10/19/2012 09:00 AM EDT
Marlon Wayans

Add Marlon Wayans to the growing list of people experiencing election year fatigue. The actor and writer, whose new film, A Haunted House, is due out in January, shared with us his thoughts on the tight race between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney

"I've got Democratic skin, but a Republican pocket," Wayans says, adding that his political orientation is "confused." Still, Wayans is standing behind the President because, "I still care about the majority of this country."


"I don't want there to be this separation between the rich and poor. I may be part of the three percent because I've been fortunate and done well for myself, but I will never forget about the 97 percent. That was me growing up. I was so poor I dreamt about being just 'regular poor,' not 'poor, poor'" he jokes.

Wayans and his now-famous siblings grew up in the projects in New York and were raised by their parents, a stay-at-home mom and a father who managed a supermarket. He credits the fact that they were "raised with love, and a hard work ethic" for his success.

Check back next week for more of our exclusive interview with Marlon Wayans, including the scoop on his long-awaited Richard Pryor biopic and when we can expect the sequel to White Chicks.

 

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