I played not gay but bisexual, and I ended up in bed with Jeremy Northam. It was me, Jeremy, and Anna Friel in bed together for a threesome. The more uptight he got, the more outlandish and flamboyant I got.
Was Goldmine the only time you have ever played a queer character? I did The Tribe with [writer/director] Stephen Poliakoff for British TV. Scarlett Johansson said working with you was like having a girlfriend on the set.
It always starts with what is avant garde and ends up being industry commercial over time. Ireland was a very sexually uptight country for many years because it was run by the church. Its hard to be a gay man or a gay woman in Ireland. The Prime Minister of Ireland recently pledged to legalize civil partnerships for gay couples. Im sure from a political point of view, he wants to be seen as a very liberal person. Whats said in the public eye so a politician can be seen as open doesnt necessarily give a perception of how the man on the street is going to take it. Is that something you actively pursue or do you just get offered a variety of roles? Ive always gone out to try to play different roles to give myself as much range as possible. Up until doing Match Point people still had this, Well, hes a bit pretty, and they look back at Velvet Goldmine and The Governess and Vanity Fair, and its all very lovely. You seem to have a deal to only work with Keri Russell [with whom he costars in MI3 and with whom hes currently filming August Rush]. Theres a preconception of what he looked like, but its an artists interpretation of him 50 years after his death.
I think Samantha said it once on Sex and the City to her young model boyfriend: First you get the gays as your fans, then you get the girls, then you get the industry. I have an apartment in Morocco with a load of old gay ex-pats who cant be gay at home so they run around Morocco. But once you go outside of Dublin, forget about it. More than most actors, you have really defied typecasting. I wont have any red wig, red beards, or 50 pounds of weight.
In the snapshot, Lane stands proudly while showing off her bump next to St. It was 3 euros in a charity shop in Ireland 🙊😂 I love #recycled clothes.