Rupert Everett on gay marriage: ‘Waste of time,’ ‘beyond tragic’

October 1, 2012

Rupert Everett flacking his new book in London last week. (Miles Willis/Invision/AP)

The openly gay British actor, best known for “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” landed in hot water last month by saying, “I can’t think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads.” He explained to the Guardian on Friday: “For me, personally, the last thing I would like in the entire world would be to go through [that process] with my boyfriend and finding some grim couple in Ohio who are gluten-free and who you pay $75,000 to have your baby. . . But that’s me, just me.”

On gay marriage: “It’s just a waste of time in the heterosexual world, and in the homosexual world I find it personally beyond tragic that we want to ape this institution that is so clearly a disaster.”

On acting: “I’m much too intelligent. The best thing to be is bovine in acting — it looks best on screen. Yes, I think being bovine is definitely a plus. Because then, if you just go, ‘Moo,’ everyone goes, ‘Oh my God, that guy has got so much hidden depth’ because they can put anything they want into the moo.”

Everett, 53, said he’s worried the British are losing their touch: “What’s happened to humor? We’re becoming American. Everyone gets so angry over everything.”

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