Rupert Everett has opened up on homophobia within the film industry, claiming that gay people are treated like “second class citizens”.
The 59-year-old star of ‘The Happy Prince’ claimed that he had encountered situations where his sexuality was used against him as he attempted to bag a leading role.
“There’s tons of roles that I haven’t got for lots of different reasons, some of them probably for not being a good enough actor or doing a lousy audition, all that counts”, Everett told the Press Association.
“But there were three or four big films, when I was successful, that the director and the other actors wanted me to be in and that I was absolutely blocked from by a studio, just for the fact of being gay.
“That does absolutely happen. But at the same time it has been the making of me as well.