Actor Gael Garcia Bernal called Sunday’s town hall face-off between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump “one of the worst debates I’ve seen in my life.”
The 37-year-old Golden Globe winner recently sat down with TheWrap to discuss his new film, “Desierto,” in which he stars as a Mexican worker who is being hunted by a vigilante (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) as he attempts to cross the border into the U.S. in order to reunite with his wife and daughter.
Directed by Jonas Cuaron, the film opens in select theaters on Friday and is the Mexican entry in the Oscar foreign-language race.
As the conversation gravitated to the issue of immigration, also a hot-button election topic, Bernal didn’t hesitate to criticize Republican presidential nominee Trump over his past calls for a wall at the border between the U.S. and Mexico.
“It makes me incredibly sad that a kid [of Mexican decent] who is seven years old now … he’s growing up in some place where they say his family is rapists and murderers,” Bernal said.
Born in Mexico, Bernal also appeared in and produced the 2013 documentary involving border crossing, “Who is Dayani Cristal?”
The actor described last Sunday’s presidential debate as “empty of politics and interesting discussion,” adding, “It’s horrible. It’s embarrassing.”
Watch the interview in the video above.
And see the “Desierto” star expand on his thoughts on Trump and immigration in another clip below.