Monday, September 28, 2015

Matt Damon thinks Gay Actors will do better staying in the Closet

Matt Damon has been saying a lot lately. A few weeks ago, he talked about diversity, or rather Damonsplained it. And now, he's suggesting that gay actors do better if they stay in the closet.

Pink News reports
He said: “I don’t want to, like [imply] it’s some sort of disease – then it’s like I’m throwing my friends under the bus.”

Going on, he made comments about Everett, suggesting he could have been more successful if he was not openly gay.
“But at the time, I remember thinking and saying, Rupert Everett was openly gay and this guy – more handsome than anybody, a classically trained actor – it’s tough to make the argument that he didn’t take a hit for being out,” Damon went on.

Later in the interview, the star said he thought all actors should be more private about their sexual orientation.
“In terms of actors, I think you’re a better actor the less people know about you period,” Damon explained. 
“And sexuality is a huge part of that. Whether you’re straight or gay, people shouldn’t know anything about your sexuality because that’s one of the mysteries that you should be able to play.”
What is happening to him? I hope he was misquoted, because this is messy.

1 comment:

Mechadude2001 said...

Obviously, the visibility of gay actors helps society. It helps society see us as something other than demons, etc. And as a marginalized group, we need to see ourselves represented.
But... I do recall Rupert saying "Coming out as a gay actor ruined my career in Hollywood."

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So I wish Matt would have said that we do need gay actors to come out... but they should be aware that it could go sour. Everyone won't be Neil Patrick Harris and Ellen.

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