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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

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10 Comments

  • J

    Oh Please! Who is he? He’s just some actor! His opinion is nothing.Why don’t he do something about it than firing condemnations as though he’s some important person? Idiot.

  • Larry

    @J: why don’t he????? what did he say you find offensive?

  • alfie

    @J: And who are you? Why is your opinion is more than him? At least he’s known to some people. You, you can’t even write your name properly.. Just ‘J’. Wtf is that?

  • Sam

    @J, @Larry, @ Alfie: Why can none of you reread your post before you hit enter? Can’t you pretend to understand English at least. But seriously ‘J,’ what offended you?

  • Peter Fitz

    There is much more scrutiny for gays when they adopt, than when straights do
    Also after adoption the relationships between parents & child are more closely checked
    I have no objection, it’s a price we are willing to pay
    Where I have a problem is when gays do adopt and than are no good parents, recent case in point was Rosie O’Donnel and her mad rant on the street with her little girl holding her hand
    Some A hole made a rude remark to Rosie, and instead of remembering she had a young impressionable child with her, and move on, she told him she was on her way home to Fu*k
    her wife
    Talking about fu*king your wife, in front of a child is just wrong, also since she is not married to the woman, she really is not her wife,Rosie is still married to her first wife
    Not setting a good example for gay adoption

  • James M. Martin

    This guy is as expert as Ashton Kutcher in kissing and telling. Who cares if they kissed. What is the point?

  • Auntie Mame

    @Peter Fitz: You really don’t know jackshit about parenting and particularly straight parenting do you? Straight people act no differently and expecting gay parents to act differently is discrimination. It’s like expecting black people to act better because they’re black and need to prove that racists are wrong. Um. No.

  • LaTeesha

    @Peter Fitz: Did you think this through before you posted it?

  • Adam

    I saw the movie Friday night, and it was devastating. I hope it gets distribution. A lot of unexposed straight people need to see this movie. It’s a conversation starter and ender.

  • Kay

    I’m interested to see this movie. I’m a heterosexual single mom whose child has severe intellectual disabilities. I also volunteer with an international adoption ministry that pairs families with special needs children. It devastates me to think that gay couples are unable to adopt from any of the countries in which we work, while the special needs children are literally starving to death in mental institutions.

    I find it especially ironic and hypocritical that most people who discriminate against gay couples in this regard have no problem with single women adopting children. It seems pretty obvious to me that statistically a child would benefit from more emotional and financial stability in any two-parent household regardless of whether the parents are a man and woman, two men or two women.

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