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Rupert Everett on actors being out: “I don’t care who disagrees, it doesn’t work if you’re gay” Everett has done it again.

The out actor charmed us as Julia Roberts‘ pal in My Best Friends Wedding and was also so good in such films as Another Country, The Madness of King George and  An Ideal Husband. But he seems to be on a one-crusade to keep gay actors in the closet because his own career has not lived up to his expectations.

He tells the UK’s Guardian newspaper: “The fact is that you could not be, and still cannot be, a 25-year-old homosexual trying to make it in the British film business or the American film business or even the Italian film business. It just doesn’t work and you’re going to hit a brick wall at some point. You’re going to manage to make it roll for a certain amount of time, but at the first sign of failure they’ll cut you right off. And I’m sick of saying, ‘Yes, it’s probably my own fault.’ Because I’ve always tried to make it work and when it stops working somewhere, I try to make it work somewhere else. But the fact of the matter is, and I don’t care who disagrees, it doesn’t work if you’re gay…It’s not that advisable to be honest. It’s not very easy. And, honestly, I would not advise any actor necessarily, if he was really thinking of his career, to come out.”

Rupert has made similar remarks over the years and has not swayed from his position one bit despite mounting evidence to the contrary.

I’m so glad we have a growing list of busy and high-profile actors proving Rupert wrong and changing the old rules: Neil Patrick Harris, Cheyenne Jackson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, John Barrowman, Alan Cumming, Chad Allen, T.R. Knight, Scott Evans, David Hyde Pierce, Harvey Fierstein, Wilson Cruz, Luke Macfarlane, Alec Mapa, Peter Paige, Ian McKellen, B.D. Wong,Gavin Creel, Robert Gant, Bryan Batt , Nathan Lane, Mario Cantone, Malcom Gets, and Leslie Jordan – among several others.



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  1. Note that all those out actora are over 30 and that many of them work all the time. Rupert has the most precocious attitude who he is since Maria Openskaya made THE WOLFMAN. Tis pity he is a bore.

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