It’s 2013, and nothing says “I’m wildly successful” quite like a persistent gay rumor. Being pegged as a homosexual is probably one of Hollywood’s highest honors—far more important than a Grammy and more brag-worthy than a silly Oscar. It means you’re smart, sexy, and too irresistible for your own good.
But Deborra-Lee Furness doesn’t care about any of that. The 57-year-old actress who married Hugh Jackman for money is so defensive of her husband’s sexuality, she told 60 Minutes this weekend that speculating Jackman’s sexuality is “offensive,” “stupid,” and “annoying.” So shut up, guys.
Furness strained to show emotion through her pulled-tight face during the interview, but we’re guessing she was pretty upset about the whole situation. She called the persistent gay rumors “frustrating” before her husband chipped in, telling cameras that “If I was [gay], I would be.”
“It’s just offensive,” she continued. “If he was gay, fine, he would say he’s gay. It has gotten so out of whack … it’s stupid, yeah, it’s annoying, because it’s not true.”
A lady doth protest too much?
You can watch the full interview here.