You recently spoke out against the notion of “playing gay,” which is obviously something you feel strongly about.
You can’t. It’s absolutely impossible to play that as an actor. If someone were to play me in a film about my life, I would hate for just gay actors to audition for the role, because I think I could potentially have attributes as much in common with a straight actor as I could with a gay actor.
You can really make a general wash of people’s sexuality (and say) that people are exactly the same. But the attributes I possess as a human being could be represented by anybody with human sexuality, really, if they have the chief attributes that an actor needs, which are empathy and imagination. So, I do think it’s very important that those things are mentioned, that a human being is made up of a whole range of things and sexuality is, of course, one of them, but it’s not the sum total.
You’ve co-starred with some of the finest-looking men in the show business: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy, James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe, to name a few. Is it in your contract that you only work with the most attractive men in the industry?
(Laughs) Absolutely, it is. And I believe it’s in all their contracts as well, which is why they get to work with me.
So, in season three of “Sherlock Holmes,” you came closer to kissing Benedict than a lot of us ever will. What was that like?
You know what, Benedict is my friend, and when we shot that scene on “Sherlock” we knew it would be sort of cheeky, but that question always makes me very uncomfortable because he’s my pal. I sometimes wonder if people are asking that question hoping for a new response. (Laughs)
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Its such a nasty vindicative thing for scumbags to do.
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