A closeted gay actor doesn’t have that privilege. “And sexuality is a huge part of that”, he said.
Matt Damon’s latest release The Martian is definitely doing great wonders at the box-office and the actor is surely being appreciated for his performance as well.
In his interview with the British newspaper, Damon also comments on his friendship with Ben Affleck during the late 90s when the duo won Oscars for “Good Will Hunting“.
Oops – Damon’s comments from the episode go viral online, thanks to a discussion he had about diversity with Effie Brown, the only black filmmaker in the room.
Raven pointed out that it’s pretty much impossible for an actor to stay closeted by choice and maintain a certain “mystique” in Hollywood today, given the rise of social media and the public’s insatiable desire to “out” people. “He did not. That sentiment simply does not exist in his words, context or no context”. Then it gets represented, that is what people believe because in the blogosphere, there is no penalty for just taking the ball and running with it.
The controversy began when he told the Guardian that ‘people shouldn’t know anything about an actor’s sexuality because that’s one of the mysteries that you should be able to play’.
I don’t doubt that when Ellen told him, “I know you and I know you’re not that guy”, that Matt is very LGBT-friendly, however, perhaps rather than defending what he said and suggested he was misquoted, he’d have been better to say it was a half-evolved thought that he really needs to think about a little more.