Rupert Everett loves to share his opinion on other actor’s careers and now it’s apparently time for him to share his two cents on Jennifer Aniston.
Rupert, according to E! News, was speaking to BBC Radio 4 about homosexuals working in Hollywood. During the conversation, Rupert argued that it isn’t an audience that accepts an actor as a star, but rather the business that decides who makes the A-list.
“If you look and analyze the careers of many, many stars, you’ll find that they’re mostly sustained by the business,” Rupert explained. “I’m not going to start naming names of people whose films have not succeeded at the box office, but you’ll find there’s lots of women and lots of men in the business that the powers that be decide are right for their business, and they’ll stand with them for quite a long time.”
But, of course, Rupert did name names.
“OK, something will go wrong, like Jennifer Aniston will have one too many total flops, but she’s still a member of that club, and she will still manage to…like a star forming in the universe, things will swirl around her and it will suddenly solidify into another vital tasteless romcom, you know, a little glitter next to the Crab Nebula.”
It’s not the first time Jen’s career has been attacked and it probably won’t be the last, but at least she was in good company when Rupert decided to name another name!
Getting back to the original conversation, Rupert was asked whether The King’s Speech star Colin Firth had taken roles away from gay men.
“Colin Firth I don’t think was at all good in Mamma Mia!,” he said. “You know, I would have thought it was almost a careericide.”
But Colin also received a compliment from Rupert as well.
“On the other hand, I think his performance in A Single Man was the best performance of his life.”