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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.

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7 Comments

  • doug105

    I would say F him but I like my dick.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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