Although her ex-husband reached political prominence, Wyman always refused to talk about him, though she did tell a reporter why. Her remarks should be required reading for most Hollywood actors and actresses today, as well as a large proportion of the media. According to Breitbart news, Wyman said,
"It's not because I'm bitter or because I don't agree with him politically. I've always been a registered Republican. But it's bad taste to talk about ex-husbands and ex-wives, that's all. Also, I don't know a damn thing about politics."
"I don't know a damn thing about politics". That is an honest admission, and Wyman knew her limitations. Clint Eastwood once said in "Magnum Force", "A man'ss got to know his limitations" or words to that effect. Too many actors and actresses (and politicians and reporters) seem to think that expertise in acting somehow brings expertisse in other, completely unrelated fields. Al Gore, a man whose personal fortune was buiklt on oil, and who has never actually wored at a real job in his left, somehow thinks he is an expert on global temperature. George Clooney, the detestable Jane Fonda and many other Hollywood names somehow think that they are miltiary strategy experts. And politicans like Nancy Pelosi, who have little or no real experience with finance, ssomeho think they can manage huge projects like national healthcare.
People should stick to what they know. Jane Wyman was not only a class lady, who understood the bad tasste of talking about one's former partner, but she also understood her lack of knowledege. Too bad more of her modern successors cannot do the same.