Looks like Frasier star Kelsey Grammer may have a career change of his own at some point. By that we mean from actor to politician in NYC! In a recent interview he not only expressed his political aspirations after he says adios to acting but claimed the leap isn’t too far fetched since both actors and politicians need a “narcissistic personality” to succeed.
The conservative Republican told The New York Post he plans to run for office at some point. “I have had a great career and extraordinary opportunities.But I look at my political aspirations as that last piece of my life — where I hope to do something good for people and pay back a little.”
Perhaps in the meantime life will imitate art as Kelsey is going to play a fictional Chicago mayor in a drama, Boss, for the Starz network this fall. Political ties are nothing new for the star who has campaigned for candidates and traveled with them, too.
In the last presidential election he went on the road for Senator John McCain. He explained, “It is not unfamiliar for me to have a point of view that might be considered out of the norm in my community.”
The revelation didn’t come to the star overnight, either. Three years ago he suffered a minor heart attack and began to see his life with a new perspective. “I spent several months sort of looking at my own life,” he says. “And I just decided I didn’t want to have [“Hank,” last year’s unsuccessful sitcom on Fox] be my last story.
What do you think? Does Mayor Grammer have a ring to it?