Luke Evans believes being openly gay hasn’t negatively affected his career

Luke Evans believes being openly gay hasn’t negatively affected his career

Luke Evans believes his sexuality has never held him back in his career.

The Beauty and the Beast star said since coming out 15 years ago hasn’t negatively affected his career.

And that’s the way things should be, according to Evans.

“Talent, success, what you do in your personal life – I don’t see how one should have an effect on the other,” the Welsh actor told Jackal Magazine.

In the candid interview, Evans reveals his sexuality wasn’t an issue as a stage actor in the West End.

When asked if Hollywood could cope with a gay action hero, Evans is unsure.

He responded: “That question is difficult to answer. I don’t think about it [and] I don’t feel they’re connected. I don’t think I’d be in this business if I felt that I was not being employed because of who I am in my personal life.”

Evans rarely shares information about his private life.

“I try to keep my personal life and my private life separate,” he said in the interview.

“Not for any reason other than there’s a clue in the title – it’s private. As an actor, you have to keep some sort of enigma and mystery. There’s a dignity to keeping private. I’m trying to keep a bit of dignity to my private life and to protect the people in my life. It’s the choice I’ve made.”

In an interview with the Guardian last year, Evans said: “I don’t blast it from the rooftops because I’m a very private person. And it doesn’t affect anything. But it’s life. This is who I am as Luke.”

Evans plays Gaston in new remake of Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast.

The movie caused controversy, after it was revealed Gaston’s sidekick, LeFou was gay.landscape-1478513175-gaston-luke-evans-beauty-and-the-beast

The film features a scene with two male characters dancing in the ballroom together, as well as an excited male character in drag. And it caused an uproar in infamously anti-gay countries like Russia and Malaysia, with calls to ban the gay-friendly movie.

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      • Canis VY Majoris
        April 17, 13:28 Reply

        I had no freaking idea. I’d say this is the most excited I’ve been about a celebrity’s sexuality. *Going to watch Hobbits/Dracula* again????

    • El
      April 18, 11:15 Reply

      LOL. The moment I saw him in that movie I told myself this guy is hot. Glad to know he is also queer. Though as a kid, i used to hate Gaston.

  1. Johnny
    April 17, 09:14 Reply

    He featured in one vampire movie like that. My crush???

  2. Eddie
    April 17, 11:48 Reply

    Dracula Untold is the name of the movie…. I always thought he was hot lol

  3. Gag
    April 17, 14:25 Reply

    I never for once thought he was(is) gay!! But I know he was hot in Dracula Untold.

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