Leave it to Sir Ian McKellen to talk honestly and openly about sexuality in Hollywood. After the slew of gay themed films that came out of Hollywood this year, one would think that homosexuality is anything but taboo. We may have films about gays, but where are all the out gay actors?
“It is very, very, very difficult for an American actor who wants a film career to be open about his sexuality and even more difficult for a woman . . . The film industry is very old-fashioned in California.”
And he should know. The Lord of the Rings star has been out since 1988. It is easy to get wrapped up in the lives of fictional cowboys, but maybe Hollywood should be a bit more concerned about those who live lies among them.
Hollywood tough on gay actors, says McKellen [The Telegraph]