Uh, ya think? I mean, unless you were born without eyes and ears and a working brain, this is not news. Obviously there are closeted actors in Hollywood. Hundreds of them, I’m sure! Michael Douglas – who loves making out with Matt Damon but is otherwise pretty straight – thinks this is news, though, so whatever.
Do you think that the public would struggle to deal with an openly gay actor playing a straight man? It seems to happen a lot the other way round…
It’s a good question. Without naming names, I certainly think there are a couple of people out there who have not come out in the spirit of protecting their careers and livelihoods. It’s probably a little bit more difficult going that way. I think that’s true.
Well, yeah. Come on, think of some off the top of your head. John Travolta is the most obvious. Hugh Jackman has also been the subject of a lot of talks. It’s too hot to think anymore, but I’m sure you all know of plenty.
It’s a shame that people can’t just be who the hell they are at all times. Why in the hell should you have an issue with a gay actor playing a straight character? It’s called acting, for fuck’s sake. Are you uneasy that an actor is playing a doctor since he’s not really one in real life? I mean, come on, people.