Actor Ben Whishaw of Bright Star and Brideshead Revisited can't seem to make up his mind about his sexuality or he just wants to trick the public!
OUT Magazine recently featured a profile of the actor that asked him why he appeared in two consecutive plays that have homosexual themes. Ben's response?
"Of course the choices you make express something about you to the world, and of course the work I do is all about me, but rather than me standing up and making statements about myself and things, I'd prefer to let the work do the speaking."
And he added this about the importance of young gay people to have positive role models:
"I really agree with that, and I feel in my heart that it's important, but I don't quite know yet the way to go about that. Maybe that's the transitional thing I feel I'm in the middle of at the moment. It's something I think about, but it's important for me to do it at the time that's right for me. And I'm not there yet."
Sounds like he's pretty much outing himself, right?
But then in a recent piece in New York Magazine about Whishaw and actor Hugh Dancy, the interviewer poses the question: "You're both straight. Did you have any hesitations about taking explicit gay roles?"
And Whishaw didn't correct him and carried on answering the questions as usual.
So which team DO you play for, Ben?
[Image via Joseph Marzullo / WENN.]