‘I don’t belong here’: Australia’s beloved Paul Hogan admits he is DESPERATE to escape Trump’s America and labels the president a ‘modern day Mussolini’ – but reveals the one thing keeping him in Los Angeles
- Australian icon Paul Hogan is desperate to return home from the United States
- The Crocodile Dundee actor is waiting out the coronavirus pandemic in LA
- He said he would return to Australia in a flash if his son Chance came with him
- The actor also had scathing remarks about Donald Trump’s pandemic response
The 81-year-old is best known for his role in Crocodile Dundee (pictured)
Australian icon Paul Hogan revealed he is itching to return to home soil and escape lockdown in the United States.
The 81-year-old, best known for his role in Crocodile Dundee, is ‘waiting out’ the coronavirus pandemic in Los Angeles to be close to his 21-year-old son Chance.
The beloved actor and comedian said he would leave the country immediately if he could.
‘I can’t wait for this stupid disease to go away so I can get out,’ Paul Hogan revealed in the News Corp Australia podcast Evenin’ Viewers With Paul Hogan.
‘I’m like a kangaroo in a Russian zoo — I don’t belong here.’
He was particularly scathing about US president Donald Trump’s response to the pandemic, calling his recent behaviour – including the moment he removed his mask on the White House balcony – a ‘circus’.
‘It’s a worry, he’s like a modern day Mussolini or Caligula or something,’ he remarked.
Australian icon Paul Hogan (pictured, with fellow Australian actor Margot Robbie) is itching to return to home soil and escape lockdown in the United States
Paul Hogan in 2020 film ‘The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee’ (pictured). He now lives in Los Angeles
The actor moved to the United States permanently in 2005, after growing up in Granville in Sydney’s western suburbs.
It’s been 35 years since he rose to fame portraying the lovable larrikin Mick Dundee in the 1986 hit film Crocodile Dundee.
Despite yearning to come back to Australia, he’s staying put at his home in Venice, California, to be a part of his son’s life, who was born to fellow Crocodile Dundee co-star Linda Kozlowski.
The couple married in 1991 before amicably divorcing in 2014.
‘I’m here out of paternal duty because my kid is an American,’ he said.
‘My kid is a “Yaussie”, a yank Aussie, he went to school here, his friends are here, his band is here.
Paul Hogan was seen out on Thursday in Los Angeles on his 81st birthday (pictured) in the first sighting of the reclusive Australian superstar for six months
He’s staying put at his home in Venice, California and ‘waiting out’ the coronavirus pandemic to be with his 21-year-old son Chance (pictured together in Los Angeles on Thursday)
He said the situation has been tough for his rock star son Chance (third from the left) who can’t perform with his band Rowdy P (pictured)
‘Otherwise I’d pack up and move tomorrow. Once this thing is over and he’s settled himself and can handle it, I’m out of her in a flash.
‘If he came with me, I’d be out of here tomorrow.’
Mr Hogan said he is dealing with the restrictions well as he enjoys being at home in his own company.
But he said the situation has been tough for his rock star son Chance who can’t perform with his band, Rowdy P, due to coronavirus restrictions.
The Australian icon also revealed his thoughts on US President Donald Trump (pictured) and his handling of the coronavirus pandemic
The star also claimed that America was ‘the most divided’ it had been since the Civil War.
The revelations were made during episode one of the new podcast, Evening Viewers with Paul Hogan hosted by Francis Whiting.
The series was released ahead of his new book ‘The Tap-Dancing Knife Thrower: My Life Without The Boring Bits’ which comes out on October 29.
Paul Hogan starred in a Crocodile Dundee inspired TV commercial that aired during the 2018 Super Bowl (pictured)