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Rupert Everett says he was ‘frustrated’ with Colin Firth on A Single Man

Rupert Everett has spoken of the “frustration” he felt upon seeing Colin Firth play the lead in Tom Ford’s critically acclaimed film. A single man.

Speaking of Piers Morgan uncensored, Everett, 62, discussed the topic of straight actors playing gay characters. While he said he didn’t think gay roles had to be played exclusively by gay actors, he seemed resentful of Firth’s role as a gay man in the 2009 drama.

“It’s pretty frustrating. I was frustrated, I remember seeing Colin Firth in the Tom Ford film [A Single Man]. I was like, ‘Thanks Colin, this is the end of my career. Because you know that role really should have been mine,” he said. “So you know, of course, that’s frustrating.”

Everett, who first rose to fame as a gay public school student in 1984 Another land, has previously said he believes coming out has hurt his Hollywood career.

“I don’t think gay actors should only play the gay roles,” he said. “I think the gay actors should be able to play the straight roles too, I think some straight guys have played great gay roles.”

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Everett told Morgan, “I think the question is more like, ‘Why can’t gay actors play straight roles? … We shouldn’t make any rules about this. Yes of course. It’s great for gay actors who historically have had a pretty tough time playing more roles to get the play.”

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Everett has also previously been critical of the transgender community, arguing that the transgender movement has “completely overshadowed” the gay rights campaign.

Discussing the possibility of American actress Scarlett Johansson potentially playing a trans role, he argued, “People forget that Hollywood is a business. For example, when Scarlett Johansson was barred from playing a trans role, there just wasn’t a trans actress big enough to fund a $50-60 million movie at the time.

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“I felt that this was a mistake by the trans community because there were likely many other trans roles in the film that would have been played by trans actresses and Scarlett Johansson had no intention of doing some portraits that were anti- were trans. So I felt like it was a bit of a blind attitude.”

After previously calling the Cancel Culture “judgmental and vengeful,” Everett also spoke about the JK Rowling controversy, saying, “I think it feels like the Stasi, to be honest.

“I think it feels incredibly oppressive. I don’t think it achieves the intended goals.

“For example, I’ve never met JK Rowling, for example, and I’ve never read her books, but I’m willing to bet that before all this happened, she wasn’t someone who was anti-trans people, no, not remotely…but she could easily be now.”

Piers Morgan uncensored airs every weekday at 8 p.m. on TalkTV.

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