RUPERT EVERETT WARNS GAY ACTORS TO STAY IN THE CLOSET
Just when we thought we’d made some progress in this town, English actor Rupert Everett has announced that gay actors should NOT “come out” in Hollywood because it will end their careers. Rupert, 50, made a big splash in “Dance With A Stranger” with Miranda Richardson in 1985 and came out as gay in 1989. He says that since then, he’s had no leads in movies – only supporting roles. Rupert insists “You cannot be a 25 year old homosexual and make it in the film business anywhere.” Everett went on to play supporting roles as “gay best friend” to Madonna in “The Next Best Thing” and Julia Roberts in “My Best Friend’s Wedding” (above photo.) Rupert admits he’s probably happier than closeted actors, but not as successful.