“I played a gay woman, in “Color Purple, ‘ a man in ‘The Associate” and we’re actors”, Goldberg told the panel. “You know what I mean? So, I don’t think whether you know, or think or believe I’m gay has nothing to do with what my abilities are”.
The actor Matt Damon shared his views on sexuality during an interview with The Guardian.
The Internet lit up, pointing out the inherent privilege that Damon boasts as a heterosexual actor who often talked about his wife and kids in interviews.
What’s more, Damon’s lament – which, if we take him at his word on Ellen, was in the context of rumors around him and Affleck in the late 1990s – could easily be read in reverse: “Letting people think that they were together should have been a part of their mystique, if they so chose for it to be”, Mashable writes.
New York Post reports that two weeks ago Damon was forced to apologize after repeatedly interrupting black female producer Effie Brown during a heated discussion on diversity in cinema at his television show “Project Greenlight“. “Which was then really deeply offensive”, Damon continued.
The Martian actor landed in hot water as he appeared to imply that gay actors should stay in the closet. “Whether you’re straight or gay, people shouldn’t know anything about your sexuality because that’s one of the mysteries that you should be able to play”. “In the blogosphere, there’s no real penalty for just taking the ball and running with it”.
“I was just trying to say actors are more effective when they’re a mystery”, he told DeGeneres.
In an interview with the Guardian last weekend, the Bourne star made comments about fellow actor Rupert Everett, suggesting he was less successful because he came out as gay. Conforming to the idea that the only way to succeed in acting is to suppress your sexuality is, quite frankly, just stupid. However, she assured the actor that she didn’t believe it since she knows that he is “not that guy” who would say negative things about the gay community.