What Will Rupert Everett Say Next?
First he said that coming out is about the worst thing an actor can do. Then he went under the knife, emerging almost unrecognizable after what can only be described as a botched plastic surgery. And now, Rupert Everett, the openly gay actor who starred in such notable flicks as “My Best Friend’s Wedding” and “Shakespeare in Love,” has made some not-so-nice statements about gay parenting – again.
He told the Sunday Times Magazine that he “can’t think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads.” The actor is currently playing Oscar Wilde (go figure) in the London production of “The Judas Kiss.”
The interview also talked to Everett’s mother, who doesn’t seem to be any more enlightened about same-sex moms and dads than her son. She revealed, “In the past, I have said that I wish Rupert was straight and, I probably still feel that… I’d like him to have a pretty wife. I’d like him to have children. He’s so good with children. He’d make a wonderful father… But I also think a child needs a mummy and a daddy. I’ve told him that and he takes it very well. He doesn’t get angry with me. He just smiles.”
None of this is really surprising, of course, since the actor has often been down on being gay. In the past, he called gay parenting “egocentric” and “vain.” This is interesting coming from a man who’s stretched his face so far it looks like a drum. Sad, too, since we loved him playing a gay best friend to Julia Roberts back in the day.
Here he is in better times: