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Matt Damon Discusses Openly Gay Actors in Hollywood

Matt Damon Discusses Openly Gay Actors in Hollywood

Matt Damon is opening up about his thoughts on gay actors being open about their sexuality in Hollywood.

The 44-year-old The Martian actor told The Guardian that there were once rumors about him and best friend Ben Affleck being gay and it put them “in a weird position of having to answer.”

“I don’t want to, like [imply] it’s some sort of disease – then it’s like I’m throwing my friends under the bus,” Matt added. “But at the time, I remember thinking and saying, Rupert Everett was openly gay and this guy – more handsome than anybody, a classically trained actor – it’s tough to make the argument that he didn’t take a hit for being out.”

“I think it must be really hard for actors to be out publicly,” Matt continued. “But in terms of actors, I think you’re a better actor the less people know about you period. And sexuality is a huge part of that. Whether you’re straight or gay, people shouldn’t know anything about your sexuality because that’s one of the mysteries that you should be able to play.”

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