Hollywood is dominated by groupthink.
Everyone is expected to get in lockstep with the left.
But one Hollywood actress followed a trend that has Democrats nervous.
Los Angeles has long been the epicenter of film and television entertainment.
However, the shine is slowly beginning to come off the City of Angels.
Thanks to years of leftist policies, Los Angeles has been beset by violent crime and rampant homelessness.
Many film and television productions shoot outside of the city because of burdensome film regulations and costs; other cities and states attract film productions with tax incentives.
The problem got even worse thanks to draconian COVID procedures.
As a result, Hollywood celebrities are slowly migrating out of the city.
The latest to do so is Danica McKellar, who famously played Winnie Cooper in The Wonder Years.
McKellar has acted in many Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel, which are notable for being schmaltzy and light-hearted.
McKellar said, “I am just loving the fact that my Christmas movie characters have rubbed off on me. I think it’s just a wonderful example of life imitating art…My husband and I have been wanting more nature for a long time. We were kind of ready to not be in a city anymore.”
It’s not hard to understand why she would opt for rural Tennessee over the rat race in Los Angeles, and she isn’t alone.
From Cinema Blend:
“She is just one of the latest celebrities to leave Hollywood for a more grounded life. Fellow Hallmark star Alexa PenaVega has been living in Hawaii with her husband, Carlos PenaVega, and their kids for several years now. Ariel Winter moved to Virginia, while James Van Der Beek, Matthew McConaughey, and Chris Hemsworth, among others, have also left the City of Angels for different reasons.”
Mark Wahlberg and Katy Perry are two other stars that have left Los Angeles.
Wahlberg moved to Nevada, explaining, “I want to be able to work from home. I moved to California many years ago to pursue acting and I’ve only made a couple of movies in the entire time that I was there…So to be able to give my kids a better life and follow and pursue their dreams, whether it be my daughter as an equestrian, my son as a basketball player, my younger son as a golfer, this made a lot more sense for us.”
Perry moved to Kentucky with husband Orlando Bloom and said, “I’m living in Kentucky and I have for almost a month now and that’s quite an amazing experience because it reminds you that Hollywood is not America…And you need to remember that. Because I think you can understand people better…They’re living in a bubble of sorts. We’re living in a bubble. Our bubbles are completely opposite…it’s interesting.”
The Hollywood spell is slowly being broken, and more and more people are leaving Los Angeles for a more sensible life.
Until Democrats get things fixed in Los Angeles, more actors are going to look elsewhere to live.