The star of NBC's "The Good Place" also reveals what he'd like to see next for queer characters on the big screen.
Don't hold your breath for "The Next Best Thing 2."
One of the most celebrated authors of his time, Oscar Wilde spent two years in jail for "gross indecency." When given the option to flee London or go into exile in Paris, he preferred waiting for the police while dining on lobster at the discreet Cadogan Hotel.
All through my career it [being gay] was a huge issue. Movie stars and directors and studios spend a lot of money promoting
We were compared to drug addicts and the mentally ill. We were even preached to that God hates us. Is it any wonder we were all in the closet back then?
I'm currently devouring Rupert Everett's delicious second volume of memoirs, Vanished Years. It's scandalously funny. Everett writes like a dream, damn him, but it's his candor, not his skill, that makes his memoirs so hilarious. Disarmingly, Everett is perhaps most candid about himself.
Once again, the "My Best Friend's Wedding" actor's remarks seem poised to cause controversy. Last fall, he reportedly received
Parents should be judged on their parenting, not on their sexuality. If I were a kid living in care, I'd much rather have two dads who want me, love me and work two and half years to prove to some strangers that they can care for me than a mother and a father whose lives I'm simply a part of.
The highly-publicized comments caught flak from all directions, including Ben Summerskill, Chief Executive of LGBT Rights
What is the result of all of broad, sweeping generalities about homosexuality in our public discourse? I believe that all people will be damaged by this kind of talk. The human race, far and wide, will not be able to think in complex ways.