Jonathan Rhys Meyers is reportedly hungry for a “gay icon” role to take on, particularly if its a famous movie star on the down low: “Wait another ten years, I’ll play Rock Hudson and I’ll be back to handbag. I’m actually a little bit small for Rock. Maybe Montgomery Clift!”
He seems to think his 2005 TV role as Elvis Presley, who he calls “the gayest fucking thing on two legs,” has primed him for the experience: “”Anyone who lives with their mama that long and dresses up in that much spangly gold with black lacquer on their eyes has definitely got something going on.”
Earlier this year, he was spotted at the Golden Globes, kissing a purse with Billy Bush. Now that’s taking “back to handbag” a bit literally.
The Golden Globes Were Really Gay This Year [tr]