RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN AND RUPERT EVERETT ADVISE ACTORS: STAY IN THE CLOSET!
Richard Chamberlain agrees with us – and with Rupert Everett – that leading male actors in Hollywood (or anywhere else) should NOT come out as gay. Chamberlain came out at the age of 69 when he was too old for romantic roles and he advises younger actors to keep quiet about their sexual preference. Rupert Everett regrets coming out at the age of 30 because leading roles dried up and now he spends much of his time writing. Chamberlain made a point when he told The Advocate “Look what happened with Prop 8 – don’t pretend we’re suddenly accepted.” Let’s face it – would Rob Pattinson have all those fans drooling over him if he were openly gay?