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Alan Cumming Talks Adoption, Making Out With Garret Dillahunt, At Tribeca Premiere Of Any Day Now

On Thursday, Queerty hit the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Any Day Now, the gay-adoption drama starring Alan Cumming and Raising Hope‘s Garret Dillahunt. And Cumming, never one to mince words, had some strong ones for those who oppose gay parenting.

“You know, most of the abuse against children comes from straight parents—from straight men, actually,” he told Queerty. “And its a terrible misstatement that gay men are somehow going to be more abusive to their children. It’s absolutely not true in any way. And yet still there’s kind of this myth in society. And I find that part of the whole prejudice that gay people suffer. We’re still fighting against it and I hope that this film will in some way help to eradicate that.”

Any Day Now has been a passion project for Cumming and director Travis Fine:  Cumming was attached to the movie—about a gay couple who adopt a mentally-challenged teen (played by Isaac Leyva, with Cumming and Dillahunt in photo)—early on and worked with Travis reviewing multiple drafts of the script.  “My biggest worry about it was that it would sentimental and sappy and a bit cloying because you’re dealing with a disabled child,” he says. “But all along Travis has been so amazing and he completely countered all those things and dealt with those emotional problems in a way that [the film] is moving and emotional in a good way but it’s also really muscular and real.”

We asked the out Good Wife star if he and partner Grant Shaffer, who got married in January, have considered adoption themselves. “Over the years we’ve come to a decision that we don’t want to do it,” he says. ” I’ve got a relationship that’s the most conducive and strong for [parenting], but we’re actually kind of happy as we are.”

Cumming also expressed his love and affection for his onscreen partner, the tall and sexy Dillahunt.  “The moment I met him, Garret was so open and lovely and warm and funny. We just hit it off. A couple days in we were making out and there was never even a second of it being awkward. And he was a good kisser.”

When we wondered if Grant was ever jealous of Alan’s fictional husband, the charming Scotsman just laughed. “Oh no—If he was jealous about that he’d be furious about the other things that go on in my life!”

Photos: Brian Sloan