Soap opera star Antonio Sabato Jr. announced on Twitter that he’s in the process of creating “a conservative movie studio” after being blacklisted in Hollywood for supporting President Donald Trump at the 2016 Republican National Convention.
The Bold and The Beautiful star claims that he was the first celebrity to speak publicly about the President and that Trump had his vote from the day he announced his 2016 run.
Sabato, 48, says that after he came out for Trump, he became unhirable in the industry, losing out on numerous acting projects and was dropped by his representation. When his acting career fizzled, he sold everything to pay his debts, and relocated to Florida so he could “find a new job to survive and take care of my kids.”
The Melrose Place actor said that it was difficult to be in an environment like Hollywood because if “you have something to say that they don’t like, they’re going to let you know.” He described the situation as having been terrible and mind-blowing.
Sabato forayed into California politics in 2018, and took a run at Congress, but lost the seat to Democrat Julia Brownley.
In the aftermath, Sabato is launching a blacklist-proof conservative movie studio, so he can make patriotic projects that Hollywood would never touch. In a follow-up post, the actor said that the studio’s first movie, Trail Blazers, a Western he’s going to direct, is already in development.
And now that he’s got one film in the pipe, he wants to work with like-minded talent. “To all conservative producers that want to make a change, this is the time.” Antonio Sabato Jr. wants you on his team.