facebook
twitter
search
search

Maria Conchita Alonso loses job over Tea Party ad she taped

Jan. 21, 2014 at 1:04 PM
| License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Maria Chonchita Alonso says she quit a Los Angeles staging of "The Vagina Monologues" because detractors of her politics threatened to burn down the theater.

Best known for her roles in the films "The Running Man" and "Moscow on the Hudson," Alonso recently taped a commercial for Tea Party California gubernatorial hopeful Tim Donnelly.

Alonso told Fox News Monday night she knew Donnelly "represented the Republican Party, and I know what he wants to bring into this state."

"That doesn't mean I have to agree with everything that he thinks," Alonso said, adding she received vocal criticism for supporting the politically conservative candidate.

"They were saying they were going to burn down the theater, they were going to boycott [the show,]" Alonso told Fox News.

The actress said she dropped out of the production so the controversy didn't eclipse the show.

"This is a thing for me," she said, noting her cast-mates "don't have to go through that."

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Jennifer Lawrence and Gwyneth Paltrow may become neighbors
Sean Penn and Minka Kelly spotted on dinner date
Facebook makes surprise change in its logo
Miley Cyrus says she's proud of coming out
Kendall Jenner breaks Kim Kardashian's Instagram record for most-liked photo