At least two notable Canadian actors shared their praise for Justin Trudeau as they attended a state dinner alongside the prime minister on Thursday.
Mike Myers and Michael J. Fox were among many high-profile guests in attendance as U.S. President Barack Obama hosted Trudeau and his family, in the first official visit for a Canadian prime minister in almost two decades.
Actor Mike Myers was a guest at the state dinner at the White House Thursday night. (Photo: Chris Keplonis/Getty)
Myers told reporters that Justin's father Pierre was his prime minister for 14 years, and that he considers himself a "Trudeauvian democrat."
He added that he's "thrilled" to have Justin as his prime minister.
Myers then cut a diplomatic figure when asked for his thoughts on the current U.S. presidential election:
"One of the things that Canada can offer the world is civility, and one of the great legacies that Canada may leave is that the strength of a democracy is not how well we agree but how well we disagree."
You can watch Myers' comments in the video captured below for Facebook Live by HuffPost Canada's Ottawa bureau chief Althia Raj (Myers appears around the 39-minute mark):
Fox, meanwhile, was a little simpler in his assessment of Canada's prime minister.
Tracy Pollan and Michael J. Fox arrive for the State Dinner in honor of Prime Minister Trudeau and Mrs. Sophie Trudeau of Canada at the White House March 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Ron Sachs/Pool-Getty Images)
Asked what he thought of Trudeau, he said he was "cool," and that he was a big fan of Pierre when he was in office.
Myers and Fox are in the company of other Canadian celebs at the state dinner, including actress Sandra Oh, actor Ryan Reynolds, and "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels.
Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , US first lady Michelle Obama and U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on March 10, 2016 (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
Myers has weighed before in on Canadian politics.
Last year, on the eve of the Canadian election, he appeared on "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" — defying a Canadian law that prohibits non-residents from telling people how to vote.
"Don't vote for Stephen Harper," Myers said.
— With files from The Canadian Press
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