Oh Dear…Rupert Everett Strikes Again!

Rupert EverettYes, Rupert Everett says some silly and often outright stupid things, but sometimes, he’s almost Morrissey-esque with his wit. Take his interview with The Daily Beast‘s Kevin Sessums, where Rupey plays the bitter old maid to the hilt. Choice quotes:

“In London, the audience is like a bunch of old sluts who have had too much sex and can never c**. They’re mean and they dare you to entertain them.”

“I think this surrogacy thing is crap. It is utterly hideous. I think it’s egocentric and vain. And these endless IVF treatments people go through. I mean, if you are meant to have babies then great. But this whole idea of two gay guys filling a cocktail shaker with their sperm and impregnating some grim lesbian and then it gets cut out is just really weird.”

“Being an actor in Hollywood is not that great a job anymore. It’s become the sluttiest job on the planet. It’s not remotely serious. It’s not like we’re talking about Hollywood in the 1970s that I’m missing out on. If we were talking about ’70s Hollywood, then I’d be killing myself because the product back then was so astonishing even though it was still thought of as commercial cinema. I’m not that upset not to be in Ocean’s 15 or whatever.”

Oh, and his little anecdote about Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter? Genius. Do read the interview if you need a chuckle today. And you may find yourself nodding in agreement with his “outlandish” statements more often than not…

In other news:

  • Gavin & Stacey star Mathew Horne is back in the hospital. Hope the poor guy is all right. (Mirror)
  • Keeley Hawes has returned to Ashes To Ashes and is sporting a hot new hairdo. Poor girl must have wanted to stab her eyes out after all the unflattering hairstyles she had to endure as Alex Drake. Hawes also says there’s no professional jealousy in her marriage to former MI-5 co-star, Matthew Macfadyen: “I’m often asked whether it’s a problem if one of us is doing better than the other, and I’ve never really understood that question. If one is doing well, it’s a great relief to the other one because it takes the pressure off.”(Daily Mail)
  • No, Cracker star Robbie Coltrane hasn’t been typecast at all. No sir.(The Stage)
  • A BBC documentary on horse eating “sickened” some viewers. The Daily Telegraph describes one sequence: “The mare was selected to be killed because she had failed to produce a foal. Viewers saw the terrified animal lassoed after first attempting to escape her fate by crashing through a fence. She was slowly choked by a noose before a herder approached to hack at her head with an axe as she struggled for breath. Finally, she was stabbed through the heart. She was immediately skinned and her hooves cut off, as jellied hoof meat is a local delicacy.”
  • A Harry Potter actor (not Radcliffe, Watson, or Grint) has been arrested on drug possession charges.(Telegraph)
  • The Sun is scared of Mel B.‘s six-pack.
  • Hunky American actor Peter Facinelli, star of Twilight, wants to be Doctor Who…even though he’s never actually seen the show. He tells The Sun: “I wish we had Doctor Who in America. Everyone in UK was raving about it when I came over for the conference. I’d love to watch it. Or even star as the Doctor in a film. I could even get a long stripy scarf!” He wishes Doctor Who was in America? Um…
  • Marco Pierre White – whose NBC show Chopping Block got cut from the schedule – will wrangle with celebrities on the next season of Hell’s Kitchen.(Mirror)
  • Remastered versions of Beatles albums will come out in September.(NME)

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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