Is he or isn't he? That always seems to have been the question. Finally, after years of silence on the issue, Kevin Spacey gives a little (little being the key word) insight on his sexuality.
The recently Golden Globe nominated actor spoke to a reporter from The Daily Beast to promote his new movie.
"We gay men have always proudly claimed you as a member of our tribe, and yet you don't proudly claim us back," the interviewer told Spacey. "Why?"
Spacey, who was a little taken aback initially, retorted saying "Look, I might have lived in England for the last several years, but I'm still an American citizen and I have not given up my right to privacy," the actor said.
"People have different reasons for the way they live their lives. You cannot put everyone's reasons in the same box. It's just a line I've never crossed and never will."
Having done it for so many years, Spacey has mastered the art of tip-toeing around the real issue and yet answering the questions.
"I don't live a lie," he explained. "You have to understand that people who choose not to discuss their personal lives are not living a lie. That is a presumption that people jump to.
"Look, at the end of the day, people have to respect people's differences. I am different than some people would like me to be. I just don't buy into that the personal can be political. I just think that's horses--t. No one's personal life is in the public interest. It's gossip, bottom line. End of story".
Oh well, we'll have to wait for some other chance at finding out the truth. In the meanwhile, I'm off to solve the other cosmic mystery - Why did the chicken cross the road!?
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