Quote: "They've become like homosexuals! They cruise for sex, they have random sex; that's a huge shift even from the '60s... Now the straights have become cruisers, and the homosexuals are all getting married and having kids." Actor Rupert Everett is convinced there has been a switch in roles for gay and straight men.
Quote: "In the old days it used to throw an uneasy frost across an auditorium, but these days I think people really enjoy it and we got a lot more bums on seats because of the nudity - bums on seats and bums on stage." Actor Rupert Everett is convinced nudity in theatre attracts a bigger audience. The actor is currently starring as Oscar Wilde in a London production of The Judas Kiss.
Quote: "There's part of you that's riven with jealousy, furious with it. But I did also ring to congratulate him. I think it's a triumph for anyone of our age to get that chance." Rupert Everett had mixed feelings about seeing his friend Colin Firth pick up an Oscar earlier this year (11).
Quote: "I love the Queen, I love the Royal Family and I truly hope Kate Middleton will take them kicking and screaming into the next century, blending a bit of modern with a bit of traditional." Rupert Everett is pleased with Prince William's marriage to Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge last month (Apr11).
Fact: MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING star Rupert Everett was honoured at Dublin, Ireland's prestigious Trinity College on Monday (31Jan11) when he was presented with the Oscar Wilde Medal for Drama at the launch of the Wilde Festival.
Quote: "I've only been in this one play recently and no one in the audience was under 85. But these old people were on the edge of their seats. Broadway audiences, which are basically old people, are just electric. They really understand theatre." Rupert Everett loved the mature fans who came to see him perform in BLITHE SPIRIT with Angela Lansbury.
Quote: "It's enough, to be honest. Two is great, three's a crowd." Rupert Everett won't be reprising his role in a third ST TRINIAN'S movie.
Quote: "I am totally into it, the way that the spectators have taken charge. I love Simon Cowell. I love Cheryl Cole, because she's so beautiful. If I were straight, she would be my kind of guy, I mean girl." Gay British actor Rupert Everett loves TV talent contest The X Factor and all the judges.
Quote: "When I grow old there will be no one to wipe my bottom, so I might as well have a fatal heart attack on stage, playing some cameo role in Shakespeare, as my dresser wrestles off my prize amethyst ring." British actor Rupert Everett wants to die onstage.
Quote: “I realised then that the game was up. Colin playing a gay character, that should be my role! He was fabulous but I realised that Colin was going to get the gay roles and I would have to do drag or television presenting." Gay British actor Rupert Everett is jealous of his pal Colin Firth's role in new movie A SINGLE MAN.
Quote: “I don't think she has taken it on board. Well, I suppose she has a 23-year-old boyfriend, and if you have the stamina... Madonna (is a) control freak with a capital C. I don't know how (she) manages to let a young partner breathe." British actor Rupert Everett on how his former friend MADONNA is dealing with middle age.
Quote: "She is unbelievable. She has so much energy. They don't make them like her anymore." Rupert Everett was impressed with veteran actress Angela Lansbury during their stint on Broadway in BLITHE SPIRIT.
Quote: "We dine together once a fortnight. She is tremendous fun and never complains. She picks up colds from time to time, as everyone who works in the theatre on a long-run is inclined to, but she goes on night after night no matter what." Rupert Everett has regular dates with Angela Lansbury, his co-star in the Broadway play BLITHE SPIRIT.
Quote: "Wine tastes 100 per cent more delicious high up in the air... and I drink until I land. I'm not normally a drunk but I love drinking on airplanes." British actor Rupert Everett on how he passes the time in-flight.
Quote: "You go, 'Where did that come from?' You kind of go, 'Dude, weren't you in DUNSTON CHECKS IN?'" George Clooney was flabbergasted when British actor Rupert Everett described his OCEAN'S ELEVEN franchise as "a cancer" to world culture.
Quote: "The thing about stars is that we're all chillingly unsexy in bed." Openly-gay actor Rupert Everett dismisses celebrity sex appeal.
Quote: "The other day I saw a film called BECAUSE I SAID SO with Diane Keaton, and I thought, 'Here's one of the women we loved most in our 1970s cinema, debasing and humiliating herself in this load of trash.'" British actor Rupert Everett was not a fan of the Diane Keaton-led romantic comedy.
Quote: "I think he was a little bit too keen to snog (kiss) me. He was desperate!" Actor Rupert Everett on his lusty ST. TRINIAN'S co-star COLIN FIRTH.
Quote: "Being gay was much more fun when it was illegal... At least it was exciting. Now it's like a great big boy band, several million strong." Rupert Everett finds homosexuality so dull these days.
Quote: "If you go to dinner in a restaurant with a girl, everyone looks at you in a friendly way, there's a unity in the world. If you go to dinner with a boy, even now, you have to harden your energy fields against the world's disapproval." Actor Rupert Everett admits it's hard being gay.
Quote: "He was a cross between being incredibly sexy and my mother." Actor Colin Firth praises his ST. TRINIAN'S co-star Rupert Everett for dressing up as a woman for his role as a school headmistress in the new movie.
Quote: "People ask if I was tempted by those schoolgirls in the film. I told them, 'They're children, but Rupert Everett was a really tasty mistress.' How I kept my hands off him was a mystery." British comedian Russell Brand enjoyed seeing his ST TRINIAN'S co-star dress as a school head teacher.
Quote: "It is very passionate. It is the romance of the film. We are in bed together." Actor Rupert Everett on his working relationship with ST. TRINIAN'S co-star COLIN FIRTH.
Quote: "I mean, handbags. They get more and more hideous - exterior chastity belts, they make you want to mug someone." Actor Rupert Everett talks fashion.
Fact: Shrek stars Cameron Diaz, Mike Myers, Rupert Everett and Antonio Banderas delighted young fans when they took time out from promotions for the latest installment of the green ogre-featuring movie series to visit sick children in London's Great Ormond Street children's hospital yesterday afternoon (10Jun07).
Quote: "I don't like Harry Potter movies at all. I have never liked any of them." Rupert Everett doesn't see what all the fuss is about.
Quote: "Oh my God is she going to get butt f**ked!" Rupert Everett fears the worst for Paris Hilton as she prepares to spend 45 days in jail.
Quote: "The Next Best Thing cut my career dead. It was finished from there on. It was one thing being a gay success; it's totally another thing being a gay failure." Rupert Everett analyses his flop Madonna movie.
Quote: "They are utterly fascinating to me, and I think they deserve to be written about." Rupert Everett on why he chose to discuss pals like Madonna and Cameron Diaz in his book, RED CARPETS + OTHER BANANA SKINS.
Quote: "I'd take a Brazilian, a mobile phone and CHARLES DICKENS' entire back catalogue. I'd have fun reading the books, I'd use the phone to arrange a pick-up - and you can guess what the Brazilian's for." Rupert Everett fantasises about being stranded on a desert island.
Quote: "My advice to any gay actor who wants to play a Hollywood romantic lead is to have electric shock treatment." Homosexual actor Rupert Everett on the difficulties he's had landing big roles in mainstream cinema.