This is really sad to hear.
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Tom Hardy isn't the only star who thinks an actor's sexuality is none of your business!
In a recent interview, Matt Damon revealed he thinks that "people shouldn't know anything" about an actor's sexuality!
Now, the 44-year-old admits he hated being asked.
In fact, he says having to deny that he was gay felt like he was offending the LGBT community. He said:
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:
Following in the footsteps of Will & Grace co-creator Max Mutchnick, gay actor Alan Cumming has put actor Richard Chamberlain in his place.
While he may be gay himself, Chamberlain advises gay actors to stay in the closet due to the "tremendous amount of homophobia in our culture."
Alan does NOT agree. Here's what he said in response:
"I think it's so mean-spirited. If you're living a lie, that's not healthy, and I think it is really irresponsible of [Chamberlain]…to say these things."
Alan ALSO slams Rupert Everett, who shares Chamberlain's views about gay actors playing heterosexuals.
More from Alan:
"It's not about your work… It's about how you exist as a person in the world, and the idea that your work is more important than you as a person is a horrible, horrible message. I always think about a little gay boy in Wisconsin or a little lesbian in Arkansas seeing someone like me, and if I cannot be open in my life, how on earth can they? Anyway, it's an academic question: how can you know [that coming out affects your career]? Some people get less work than others, and it has nothing to do with sexuality."
Right on, Alan! We LOVE what you're saying here and we wholeheartedly agree!
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Oh come on, Rupert!
Here's what he had to say about her:
…Okay, something will go wrong. Like Jennifer Aniston will just have one too many total flops. But she's still a member of that club. And she will still manage to — like a star forming in the universe — a whole lot of things swirling around and suddenly solidifying into yet another vital tasteless romcom: a little glitter next to the Crab Nebula.
Is this really called for?!
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Good for you, bb!
He could have easily been a dick to Rupert but he approached the question with some serious class!
We LOVE him!
Thoughts?? Do U agree with NPH or Rupert??
With the majority of celebs and media figures speaking fondly or not at all about Michael Jackson, leave it to British actor Rupert Everett to get go against the current!
Everett reveals in a recent interview:
"I think it was fortuitous that he died. He was supposed to be doing 50 concerts in London. It wouldn’t have mattered how good or bad he was. He wouldn’t have managed to do all of them and the press would have destroyed him."
"He was a freak. He looked like a character from Shrek. He was a black to white minstrel. He was crucified by that court case when he was accused of child molestation – that killed him. He personified the pain and anxiety of a black man in a slave country. We all watched as he changed from black to white. He was living performance art."
But he didn't always think that way of Jackson. In fact, Everett, who's openly gay, joked "I would have leapt at the chance of sleeping with Michael Jackson when I was 14."
Oh, and he even goes on to talk politics and slams President Obama for going "black."
"We’re living in very strange times. We have Michael Jackson, a black man who has gone white, and we have President Barack Obama, who is a half white man gone black. It’s absolutely fascinating to watch."
We think Rupert just angered millions of Jackson and Obama fans. Then again, he probably said all that just for the publicity.
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