‘King Cobra’ star Garrett Clayton likes being nude but doesn’t like talking about his personal life
Garrett Clayton plays gay porn star Brent Corrigan in the new feature film King Cobra – a role that requires nudity and sex scenes with male co-stars.
It’s quite a departure for the 25-year-old former Disney Channel star who is also playing Link Larkin in NBC’s upcoming Hairspray Live!
Clayton knows the questions about his sexuality are coming just as they have come to other actors who have taken on explicit gay roles.
Just don’t expect him answer those kinds of questions.
‘I don’t really like talking about my personal life,’ Clayton tells Out.com.
‘I like a certain amount of veil.’
He goes on to say: ‘I’ve been very lucky this year. I haven’t been brought down because people are focused on who I’m dating, what I’m eating, or what handbag is the best handbag — that’s so cheap to me. But if others want to open up about their personal lives, that is their choice. It’s not for me to judge.’
One thing Clayton doesn’t mind talking about is being nude and doing nude scenes.
‘I like to be as naked as possible,’ he says. ‘If friends come over, I’ll just have on basketball shorts with no socks, no shirt, and maybe underwear. I hate clothes.’
He certainly didn’t need any for the final shot in King Cobra in which his butt can be seen with a tattoo (it was just a temporary).
‘The makeup artist is painting my ass, and the AD is like, “We’re losing light!” And I’m like, “This is gonna project about 40 feet high, and I’m gonna see it for the rest of my life. So let’s get it right.”‘
King Cobra is out on October 21. It stars James Franco and Keegan Allen as a pair of cash-strapped pro producers who will do anything – even commit murder – to get porn headliner Corrigan out of his contract with the producer who made him famous.
Christian Slater plays the producer and Alicia Silverstone and Molly Ringwald are also in the cast of the film written and director by Justin Kelly.