Sadly, there is probably a lot of truth to Mr Everett’s statements, but his career might also have slowed down by the fact that it seems he’s had some work done that makes his once handsome face resemble a piece of melting leather.It can be frustrating for openly gay men to think of this (the closet, not Rupert Everett’s face, which is more horrifying than frustrating).
Rupert Everett is a former prostitute and childhood transvestite, who went on to Hollywood stardom and literary acclaim not to mention affairs with some of the most glamorous men and women on the planet.
Who better, then, to take charge of Britain's most notorious girls' school? Portrait by Eva Vermandel Rupert Everett just cannot believe the fuss people make over a simple tattoo.
You are who you are, and being gay really isn’t that interesting, as many of us will know from countless evenings spent at gay hot spots while bored out of our minds.
OK, you could almost understand it if there was a career with the potential to earn millions of dollars by staying in the closet.
Rupert Everett, still rather majestic-looking at 55 although a little faded, has lived a life of contrasts and contradictions.
He is an actor and writer who has tasted success in Hollywood, fallen in and out of friendship with Madonna, and, in 2012, won plaudits for playing Oscar Wilde in Sir David Hare’s The Judas Kiss.I was always dying to have a tattoo on the back of the head, because you can always cover it up with hair if you get bored with it.I wanted a double-headed eagle, but some Jewish friends took umbrage.They said it was a Nazi insignia and implied I was becoming a Nazi.But a double-headed eagle isn't a Nazi thing, it's Russian orthodox, it's the Romanov eagle." He sighs, resignedly."But there's no point in upsetting people..."That tone of languid exasperation is characteristic of Everett not exactly camp but crossly theatrical, as if it's quite natural for "everyone" to have an opinion about his career, his mind or just whatever he's doing to the back of his head.