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Rupert Everett Advises Gay Actors Not To Come Out In Hollywood…Again

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Despite the fact that there are more successful gay celebrities than ever, Rupert Everett believes their success comes in spite of their sexuality.

Or at least that's the impression we've gathered after witnessing this interview of him on BBC's HARDTalk.

Here's one part of what he said:

"Straight men get every opportunity to play gay parts that they want and then win tons of awards for doing so. But the other way doesn’t really work out. The mainstream actor has had to become straighter and straighter and straight."

There are literally hundreds of examples that we think would disprove Everett's theory, but we don't think any amount of evidence will change this man's mind.

Ch-ch-check out the interview by clicking PLAY directly (above) !

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10 comments to “Rupert Everett Advises Gay Actors Not To Come Out In Hollywood…Again”



  1. 1

    "hundreds of examples" There aren't hundreds of out actors in the first place. I could maybe think of a handful of gay actors that get to play straight parts regularly. However depressing what he said is, you literally can't argue with the facts.



  2. 2

    Its not how it should be….but he's definitely right. Being openly gay in Hollywood does seem to restrict what roles you can get, especially for a man. There's sadly not hundreds of examples, there's a handful that broke through to more mainstream, straight roles…and the only two I can think of off hand are Neil Patrick Harris and Matt Bomer. But I can think of a lot of straight actors who played gay…

  3. Shopegirl says – reply to this


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    Loved him In MBFW. I seriously think he would get more parts if be beefed up a bit. Not particlarly mucle mass, but he looks so thin, he doesn't look well. 15 lbs. would make his face not look sunken in. And a spray tan would make him look much healthier.



  4. 4

    He's mostly right, but it depends on the actor. John Bowerman, NPH are all very gay actors who can get straight roles. It all depends on the Actor. As an aside RE loods….different, not sick but different. Something in his eyes He does not look the same, barring aging, in the face. Not being bitchy just something I saw.

  5. WillowWynde says – reply to this


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    Maybe I’m naive, but I watch movies and TV shows to be entertained. I could care less about an actor’s sexual preference (or political opinion among many other things). I believe it comes down to the role and if the actor plays it well. Seriously though, lusting after a gay celebrity is no different than a straight one because neither are obtainable.



  6. 6

    I agree with Rupert. I think it is a delusion that coming out doesn't affect if you get a role or not. While I don't care about the sexuality of the actor themselves, knowing they are gay does affect how I look at them on screen.
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    And people who say it doesn't affect them are not being honest.

  7. WillowWynde says – reply to this


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    Re: stefystef – How does an actor's personal sexual preference affect the way you see them on the screen? It doesn't affect the way I view an actor. When I watched Magic Mike (pretty bad), I appreciated Matt Bomer just as much as Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum, etc. Not everyone is dishonest when they say that an actor's sexual preference doesn't affect the way they see them on the screen. I'm sorry you have an issue with this, but I don't.



  8. 8

    there are very FEW examples of openly gay actors getting straight roles. Thats out of thousnads! shut up Perez you idiot. Rupert is blatanly CORRECT in what he says.

  9. @v@ says – reply to this


    9

    He's a wonderful actor. Surely there's a percentage market out there for movies geared towards gays. If 5 percent are gay, that's quite an untapped market.

  10. @v@ says – reply to this


    10

    Pssst. Rupert. Start your own movie genre.