Rupert Everett: Hollywood discrimates against gay actors
Rupert Everett has claimed that he’s been discriminated against in Hollywood because he’s gay.
Hetrosexual actors are frequently cast to play gay characters but Rupert claims he is rarely offered roles as a straight romantic lead: “Without doubt gays are discriminated against in show business.”
“The straight one gets to walk down a red carpet with a beautiful girl and everything works out and the gay one has to back-pedal and do independent movies. Yet everything Hugh Grant does, I could be in.”
“To be a movie star you have got to have a good-looking girlfriend and for Hugh, Elizabeth Hurley helped. It is a trophy job. You need a lot of energy to have a trophy girlfriend. I take my hat off to anyone who has one.”