Rupert Everett: Gays are Last in Hollywood's 'Pecking Order'
Calling Hollywood a "conservative" world that "pretends to be a liberal world," Rupert Everett slams Hollywood's homophobia in a new BBC4 interview, in which he revisits a complaint he has aired several times before:
"I never got a job here, after (coming out). I did a couple of films, I was very lucky at the beginning of my career... and then, I never had another job here for ten years probably and I moved to Europe."
Adds Everett: "Show business is ideally suited for heterosexuals, it's a very heterosexual business, it's run mostly by heterosexual men, and there's a kind of pecking order."
Everett says that straight actors are pushing gay actors out of gay roles:
"A lot of straight actors are actively searching for gay roles because it is something different to do. I think that's fine but that does mean the gay actor who used to just get to play the gay part- like me-has been reduced to drag really."
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