(CNN) – Hollywood actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, one of President Barack Obama’s biggest backers in 2008 and 2012, has grown disillusioned with the President, she told Time Magazine in an interview released Thursday.
The actress said, “I really believed in him, and I’m not sure what he believes in anymore.”
Gyllenhaal’s disappointment can be traced back to the NSA scandal, when she starred in a political ad with other Hollywood stars critical of the agency’s surveillance program.
“Look, I get it, I know. It’s a complicated job. I could never do it. But I hope for a leader who will stand up and be unpopular,” she said.
In addition to her work as a prominent Obama campaign surrogate, records show Gyllenhaal donated $5,800 to Obama in 2008 and 2012 cycles combined.
Hollywood and the entertainment industry have been some of Obama’s biggest financial supporters. Just last week Obama visited Los Angeles to raise money for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections where he headlined events hosted by Hollywood moguls.