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Sean Hayes Back in Action on New York Stage

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Sean Hayes, who opens this week in a New York production of Damn Yankees with Cheyenne Jackson and Jane Krakowski, sits down with the New York Times:

“For me, the basis of [success as an actor] comes from a love of everything you do. But the byproduct of being a star or a celebrity may be that you have to give up certain pieces of yourself. And you do have to sell part of your soul when you’re an actor — because that’s what you’re showing people. You have an audience, and if you don’t have an audience you’re just being weird in front of the mirror.”

In other news, Hayes is working on a TV series called Bi-Coastal, "about a guy with a wife and kids in California and a boyfriend in New York."

(via kenneth in the 212)

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  1. Seann, I don't get your point. The complaints seem to be that acting like a sissified woman *are* the mainstream stereotype. Check Perez Hilton---I'd say most of the posters on Towleroad hate him precisely because he's a major mincing queen and receives extensive media coverage, thereby reinforcing the notion that we're all bitchy, gossip-obsessed know-nothings.

    And if you haven't seen complaints about effiminancy, you haven't been reading this blog for too long. It's a neverending debate, and one that I find ridiculous. Live and let live. (I'm not saying that you don't.)

    Posted by: Paul R | Jul 8, 2008 2:43:00 AM


  2. Wrong, Paul, we hate Mario because he's a vile excuse for a human being. A fame whore of the worst kind imaginable, whose schadenfreude will one day prompt a huge karmic bitchslap.

    Posted by: theo | Jul 8, 2008 3:36:50 AM


  3. SO SAAAAAAD.

    This queen bitch ( and there is nothing wrong with being gay and queeny) ... sean has set us all, gays (me) and drag queens who have actors hide or better yet, "not talk about" - i.e. the lame "don't ask, don't tell" type of gays say so many words about acting and yet talk like nelly queens and pretend (by their nn-denail) that they are straight.

    Here's a note to Sean:

    Gurl, please!

    Posted by: FunMe | Jul 8, 2008 4:16:45 AM


  4. Mmm? Eyejob methinks.

    Posted by: Nonplussed | Jul 8, 2008 6:28:13 AM


  5. Re: 'Bleepers' - "Effeminacy sucks. Never will be attractive, regardless of who our enemies are."

    NO. Bigotry sucks and you're a bigot.
    A real man is not threatened by men who are different to him, and an honourable man will stand up for those who are being trampled on (like women, "sissies", ethnic minorities.)
    Which means, sadly for you, that you've got a long way to go before you can rightly claim to be a man.

    Posted by: A Real Man | Jul 8, 2008 7:42:29 AM


  6. definitely an eye job....and botox, too.

    Posted by: wisebear | Jul 8, 2008 8:23:47 AM


  7. I only date straight-acting men in baseball caps who say "dude" alot and high-five me when they cum.

    C'est tres butch, darlings.

    Posted by: John in Manhattan | Jul 8, 2008 9:59:15 AM


  8. I wish all performers would keep their private lives private. It helps to accomplish temporary suspension of disbelief. Sadly there are many times when talent isn't enough to divert one's attention from tabloids to performance, thereby ruining what would otherwise be an enjoyable 90 minutes or so.

    Posted by: Robert | Jul 8, 2008 10:02:55 AM


  9. I would agree that Sean Hayes has a right to privacy, with one exception, he has accepted awards from Glaad as a STRAIGHT ally to the gay community. To me that is an insult!! I have been told by many that Sean hayes is gay and he is from home town so it is pretty well-known. Just come out already...he is never going to play a leading man, well except in perhaps a gay role!! LOL

    Posted by: paul | Jul 8, 2008 6:35:12 PM


  10. Let's put it more politely: there's less money in effeminacy. C'mon, folks, deny it.

    Posted by: ProfessorVPP | Jul 8, 2008 8:33:12 PM


  11. Sean Hayes has zero pride, but cashes in on portraying gay characters... so it's difficult to support him or his work... period.

    Posted by: A.J. | Jul 9, 2008 9:31:04 AM


  12. Isn't Sean Hayes straight? Why is he on Towleroad? He is straight. Everyone knows that. He's straight.

    Posted by: Hephaestion | Jul 11, 2008 7:52:40 PM


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