Rupert Everett praises 'dysfunctional' stars
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 February 2009
Rupert Everett says "dysfunctional" actors with chaotic personal lives are more interesting than their well-adjusted contemporaries
Rupert Everett says "dysfunctional" actors are more interesting.
The openly-gay British star believes is it beneficial for an actor's art if they have struggled with drugs, alcohol or their sexuality.
He said: "You should be able to go off and have a breakdown or be a heroin addict, whatever it is, your particular problem of choice. That's what makes you an interesting actor, anyway. We're more interesting if we are dysfunctional."
However, Rupert admits being a homosexual did pose problems for his career, claiming he was rejected for the lead role alongside Sharon Stone in the 'Basic Instinct' sequel because he was gay.
The 49-year-old star insists his sexuality has restricted his film role choices and prevented him from becoming a Hollywood leading man.
The 'My Best Friend's Wedding' actor explained: "I wanted to be a movie star. I had a difficult set of circumstances to deal with, particularly for a movie career. Being gay, really. It just doesn't work."