Bil Browning

Richard Chamberlain: Stay in the closet

Filed By Bil Browning | December 27, 2010 7:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: leading man, Richard Chamberlain, stay in the closet, The Advocate

"It's complicated. There's still a tremendous amount of homophobia in our culture. It's regrettable, it's stupid, it's heartless, and it's immoral, but there it is. For an actor to be working is a kind of miracle, because most actors aren't, so it's just silly for a working actor to say, "Oh, I don't care if anybody knows I'm gay" -- especially if you're a leading man. Personally, I wouldn't advise a gay leading man-type actor to come out."

-- Actor Richard Chamberlain in an interview with The Advocate. Chamberlain argues that actors who want to be a leading man should stay in the closet.


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