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Rupert Everett Doesn’t Think His Past As A Gay Hooker Kept Him From Mainstream Roles

rupert-everett-bbcOn BBC’s HARDtalk, perpetually cantankerous thespian Rupert Everett reiterated his belief that coming out is a career-killer and that his history as a gay prostitute had absolutely nothing to do with his lack of leading man roles.

“Straight men get every opportunity to play a gay part they want and then win tons of awards doing so but the other way doesn’t really work out,” the actor that once looked like Rupert Everett told host Stephen Sackur.

“It’s become possibly worse for an actor to come out because now perfumes are involved, skincare lines are involved. That means shareholders and so the mainstream actor has had to become straighter and straighter and straighter.”

Sackur then brings up Everett’s “brief period as a male prostitute” and wonders if it was not his gayness that was an issue so much as his “particularly wild past.”

Everett mulls Sackur’s point briefly before responding, “Who’s to know? I don’t think so.”

While Everett’s “particularly wild past” probably didn’t help his career any — after all, he’s not the first actor to whore himself out in one way or another — neither did crap like The Next Best Thing or the self-described “burned bridges” he left in his acerbic wake.

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Jan 15, 2013
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  • 7 Comments
    • doug105
      doug105

      I would say F him but I like my dick.

      Jan 15, 2013 at 8:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      His bitterness, vindictiveness, former whoring, unstoppable mouth, and quite a number of other factors are responsible for his not getting jobs – notably, his lacklustre acting ability. NOT the fact that he’s gay. There are tons of gay actors who get work. He’s just a shallow, bitter old queen. Who the hell wants to work with that?

      Jan 15, 2013 at 11:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      I”m sorry, but he went on, I think it was, Jay Leno or Letterman not long after “My Best Friends Wedding” and said that one time he got a letter from a person who didn’t like his work in something and he sent her back some of his pubic hair.

      Just a thought that saying that on mainstream TV might not have been the best idea for him.

      Jan 15, 2013 at 11:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MK Ultra
      MK Ultra

      He is jealous and bitter about young gay actors getting the opportunity that he didn’t get.
      Look at him. The bitterness has manifested itself on his face!

      Jan 15, 2013 at 3:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew
      GeriHew

      Please someone. Give Rupert a life time’s achievement award already!

      Seriously. I think most actors, straight, gay or bisexual would give their right arm for a résumé like this:

      2013 Of Corset’s Mine (pre-production) Of Corset’s Mine (pre-production)
      Basil (rumored)

      2013 Justin and the Knights of Valour (post-production)
      Sota (voice)

      2012 Parade’s End (TV series)
      Mark Tietjens
      – Episode #1.5 (2012) … Mark Tietjens
      – Episode #1.4 (2012) … Mark Tietjens
      – Episode #1.3 (2012) … Mark Tietjens
      – Episode #1.2 (2012) … Mark Tietjens
      – Episode #1.1 (2012) … Mark Tietjens

      2012 The Other Wife (TV series)
      Martin Kendall

      2011 Black Mirror (TV mini-series)
      Judge Hope
      – Fifteen Million Merits (2011) … Judge Hope

      2011 Hysteria
      Edmund St. John-Smythe

      2009 St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold
      Camilla / Captain Archibald / Fortnam Fritton

      2009 Wild Target
      Ferguson

      2007 St. Trinian’s
      Camilla Fritton / Carnaby Fritton

      2007 Stardust
      Secundus

      2007 Shrek the Third
      Prince Charming (voice)

      2006 Tikhiy Don (TV series)

      2006 Quiet Flows the Don
      Grigory

      2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
      Mr. Fox (voice)

      2005 Boston Legal (TV series)
      Malcolm Holmes
      – Schadenfreude (2005) … Malcolm Holmes
      – The Black Widow (2005) … Malcolm Holmes

      2005 Separate Lies
      Bill Bule

      2004 Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (TV movie)
      Sherlock Holmes

      2004 A Different Loyalty
      Leo Cauffield

      2004 People
      Charles de Poulignac

      2004 Shrek 2
      Prince Charming (voice)

      2004 Stage Beauty
      King Charles II

      2003 Les liaisons dangereuses (TV mini-series)
      Vicomte Sébastien de Valmont
      – Episode #1.1 … Vicomte Sébastien de Valmont
      – Episode #1.2 … Vicomte Sébastien de Valmont
      – Episode #1.3 … Vicomte Sébastien de Valmont

      2003 To Kill a King
      King Charles I

      2003 Mr. Ambassador (TV movie)
      Ambassador Ronnie Childers

      2002 The Wild Thornberrys Movie
      Sloan Blackburn (voice)

      2002 Unconditional Love
      Dirk Simpson

      2002 The Importance of Being Earnest
      Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff

      2001 South Kensington
      Nick

      2000 The Next Best Thing
      Robert Whittaker

      1999 Inspector Gadget
      Sanford Scolex

      1999 A Midsummer Night’s Dream
      Oberon

      1999 An Ideal Husband
      Lord Arthur Goring

      1998 Shakespeare in Love
      Christopher Marlowe (uncredited)

      1998 B. Monkey
      Paul Neville

      1997 My Best Friend’s Wedding
      George Downes

      1996 Dunston Checks In
      Lord Rutledge

      1994 The Madness of King George
      Prince of Wales

      1994 Prêt-à-Porter
      Jack Lowenthal

      1994 Remembrance of Things Fast: True Stories Visual Lies

      1994 Strelyayushchiye angely

      1994 Dellamorte Dellamore
      Francesco Dellamorte

      1992 Inside Monkey Zetterland
      Sasha

      1990 The Comfort of Strangers
      Colin

      1989 Tolérance
      Assuerus, aka Horace Walop

      1987 Hearts of Fire
      James Colt

      1987 The Right Hand Man
      Lord Harry Ironminster

      1987 Gli occhiali d’oro
      David Lattes

      1987 Chronicle of a Death Foretold
      Bayardo San Roman

      1986 Duet for One
      Constantine Kassanis

      1985 Dance with a Stranger
      David Blakeley

      1985 Arthur the King (TV movie)
      Lancelot

      1984 Another Country
      Guy Bennett

      1984 The Far Pavilions (TV mini-series)
      George Garforth
      – Part Three: Wally and Anjuli (1984) … George Garforth
      – Part One: Return to India (1984) … George Garforth

      1984 Real Life
      Tim

      1983 Princess Daisy (TV movie)
      Ram Valenski

      1983 Dead on Time (short)
      Bank Customer/Blind Man

      1982 The Agatha Christie Hour (TV series)
      Guy
      – The Manhood of Edward Robinson (1982) … Guy

      1982 A Shocking Accident (short)
      Jerome and Mr. Weathersby

      1982 Play for Today (TV series)
      Boy at party
      – Soft Targets (1982) … Boy at party

      1982 Strangers (TV series)
      Lord Plural
      – The Lost Chord (1982) … Lord Plural

      Jan 15, 2013 at 4:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tommy25
      Tommy25

      I can’t get upset about the things Rupert says. I don’t think he means them. He just says outrageous things to get attention and keep himself in the news. A lot of celebrities do that like for example Boy George and Elton John. If he went around saying I”m all for gay marriage and adoption everyone would be like Ho hum,how predictable. But because he says the opposite,he gets noticed and people get all worked up. It’s all part of his persona, not something real.

      Jan 15, 2013 at 5:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jack E. Jett
      Jack E. Jett

      He doesn’t play the Hollywood game and I kind of admire that. I don’t think it helps his career and he is talented…..

      I do love the comment about …..would say fuck him but I love my dick.

      Jan 15, 2013 at 7:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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