Barbra Streisand on being accused by writer Larry Kramer of not having the passion to bring the project to life: “It was hard for me to be attacked like that by Larry. I worked for so many years on it without ever taking a penny. I will always believe in Larry’s play and its powerful theme of everyone’s right to love.”
Jim, on the AIDS epidemic: “I’ve worked with too many straight colleagues on this who have been emotionally devastated by it to foolishly believe it’s just a gay issue.”
Mark, on playing a gay man: “I said to Ryan [Murphy], “Aren’t we at the age when a gay actor should be playing this?’ He made it clear to me that attitude wasn’t in the spirit of the film.”
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