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Helen Hunt on Running for Office: Never Say Never

by Lisa Hirsch Lozano 2:36 PM, April 11, 2017

Aired April 12, 2017

Helen Hunt has won an Oscar, four Golden Globes and four Emmys. She’s even written, directed and produced two feature films, so what’s next -- running for office?

The actress plays North Carolina governor in her new FOX show “Shots Fired” and she’s not ruling it out.

“Once upon a time that was an absurd thought. And now it somehow makes better sense than... other people. I don’t have plans immediately, but you never know,” she tells Rach.

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“Shots Fired” focuses on two racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, and Helen says that the show is “trying to shed some light about how the country is on fire with racial trauma.”

She’s also participating in another buzzed-about show, FX’s campy historical drama “Feud,” having recently directed Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange in an episode. “It was totally thrilling, I fell madly in love with both of them,” she tells Rach.

Watch the video below to hear why she loves directing so much (hint -- it’s related to her love of actors).

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