Change Of Focus

Rupert Everett Is “Over Sex”

Rupert Everett

In an interview with the Guardian, Rupert Everett talks about his renewed focus on his work and evolving passions. It seems that as the actor has gotten older, his priorities have changed. Gone are the days of pub hopping in different cities and indulging in the local fare.

“That was all years ago,” he tells the Guardian. “It’s not how I’d approach a city now. Sex has passed me by. It’s over! I’ve spent most of my adult life, since the age of 10, thinking almost exclusively about sex, and getting it, or recovering from it. But it’s all smoke and mirrors to me now.”

While he may not be focused on sex, he’s not celibate or at least denying his longtime boyfriend the satisfaction.

“Sex isn’t really over. I’m just not motivated by it any more, and I used to be motivated by it purely. I think that happens to a man; it’s part of a midlife crisis. But it’s been quite nice, in a way, because I do lots of other things instead. Since it stopped, that major driving force, I’ve felt much calmer.”

While he’s not motivated by sex, the idea of working is what thrills him now including his recent turn on stage as Oscar Wilde in “The Judas Kiss.” A part he feels he was born to play.

“I do have a really strong notion of Wilde,” he says. “I see him very clearly. He was blinded by success, blinded by stardom, and never understood, ever in his life, that he was vile to his wife – but I think his flaws are touching and great. I love him for his faults and his snobbery.”

Read more about his recent stage work at the Guardian.

[Photo: Hamish Brown]

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  • LaTeesha

    The aged twat speaks.

  • MikeE

    Oh thank God!
    Now single gay men all over the Earth can rest easy!

  • sanfranca1

    And Rupert, we are so over YOU, and have been, for a very long time…

  • Caleb in SC

    I have to agree. You and Elton need to get back on your freaking meds, stop crapping all over everyone else and get one with your lives. PS: No mas plastic surgery.

  • redcarpet

    More like Sex is over Rupert Everett. He’s such a fame whore, he didn’t make it big yet he can’t seem to just fade away like he should.

  • viveutvivas

    Now, now, girls, don’t be catty.

  • MikeE

    @viveutvivas: really? you can actually say that with a “straight” face?

    Rupert Everett who has done NOTHING but shit all over LGBT people for the last few years?

    And you have the gall to call us “girls” and say “don’t be catty”?

    Dude, I’m a guy. And you SERIOUSLY need to review your priorities.

  • Eric Auerbach

    So many bitter queens here. You ladies love to scratch each other’s eyes out.

  • LaTeesha

    @Eric Auerbach: It’s not catty to acknowledge that someone is an aged twat. Call a spade a spade, I say.

  • AEH

    Wow. It never stops being amazing how quickly many people will turn on someone once they no longer consider him as one of them.

  • Taliaferro

    Mr. Everett made some fine movies – An Ideal Husband was charming as was he in it. For those who delight in taking pot shots at him – and others – age comes to all of us if we live long enough. The emphasis on physical beauty and fabulous bodies in the gay community is something that will pass us all by when we are older. I am not the same person physically that I was when I was 30, 40, or 50. With age comes wisdom – if one is lucky – and pleasures other than being obsessed with sex. I do find it odd that someone would choose to denigrate an openly gay man by using the term, “twat.” Must we use the terms the straight community uses against women? I thought we were more orginal.

  • MikeE

    For those of you jumping to Everett’s defence:

    I am OLDER than he, so nothing about age nor beauty here.

    I think they guy is a moron.

    He hasn’t stopped giving interviews in England where he states that marriage equality is a bad thing, that gays don’t need it, that he doesn’t need it, that gays are all the result of child abuse, and so on and so on.

    It has absolutely nothing to do with his level of attraction or his age.

    It has to do with his rancid mouth and disgusting self-loathing.

    It has nothing to do with “turning on” anyone in the community. Rupert Everett was NEVER a part of “the community”. He has done strictly ZERO for the community. Even his “coming out” did nothing for the community, as he is the WORST possible role model anyone could ask for… he hasn’t stopped blaming his homosexuality for all of his unhappiness, his misfortune, and he only barely stopped short of blaming homosexuality for the financial collapse in Europe.

  • Caleb in SC

    @LaTeesha: Agreed.

  • balehead

    Still hit it….

  • FStratford

    Rupert Everett is a moron.

  • LaTeesha

    @MikeE: Agreed. And his movies are terrible which is why his career is a farce.

  • DeadLikeMe13

    lol No shade.

  • Kieran

    Sounds like this twit is projecting his own faults onto Oscar Wilde.

  • Crankycub

    He’s such a bitter thing. Go away.

  • Dxley

    Yay! Way to go, Rupert! But I just wonder how many men you’ve actually slept with… But honestly though, good for you. At least some guys can stop worrying that you might take their boyfriends

  • B Damion

    @MikeE….ooo honey read child

    Rupert go set down somewhere girl and shet the F**k up!

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