“It has to swing back the other way, please God, otherwise it’s so narrow.”
Tomlin was among the Hollywood 100 who signed the “Win Without War” petition, but she denies she’s been harassed by anybody. “I don’t want to make myself so affectionately regarded,” she says with a sly smile.
“I don’t think you can ask any movement to be the end-all of anything,” she adds. “Movements are always flawed and naive and righteously minded — even in the feminist movement, as I was active in college. I had lots of friends who were Marxist. I could never understand how they could be so married to one doctrine. But it’s the young — the thing about being so righteous — that allows them to do spectacular things.”
The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe is currently playing at the Ahmanson Theater, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 7:30 p.m.; with matinees Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets and added performances, call (213) 628-2772.