Sir Ian McKellen Calls On All Closeted Actors To Throw Open Their Doors

Sir Ian McKellen Calls On All Closeted Actors To Throw Open Their Doors

“It all happened after coming out. I had no idea this silly thing was a weight on my shoulders. That’s my message to anyone in this town who thinks ‘I’ve got to stay in the closet to be successful in films.’ I didn’t. Do you want to be a famous movie star who has love scenes with ladies and in private be an unhappy gay? There’s no choice. Forget the career, dear. Go and do something else … A closet’s a really nasty place to live, you know? It’s dirty, it’s dusty, it’s full of skeletons. You don’t want it. Open that door — fling it wide and be yourself.”

— Sir Ian McKellen, who came out publicly in 1988, in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter

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  1. Max
    October 26, 05:08 Reply

    “Fling it wide and be yourself”. ??

      • JustJames
        October 26, 09:06 Reply

        We’re still talking about closet doors right?

        • Pink Panther
          October 26, 10:43 Reply

          Hahahahahahahahahaa!!! James, you rotten-minded tyke!

      • Max
        October 26, 09:09 Reply

        After you, your highness, after you. ?

  2. Duke
    October 26, 07:44 Reply

    Errrm…Nope. At least not yet

  3. Sinnex
    October 26, 07:49 Reply

    Who is going to show us the way?

  4. john
    October 26, 07:53 Reply

    who ll bell the cat? Even in Nigeria, who ll do that?

    • Pink Panther
      October 26, 10:44 Reply

      All it takes is for one brave soul to do the honours… *looking at john* 😀

  5. Jamie
    October 26, 07:57 Reply

    Advices should be complimented! Thanks for the advice, sir…

  6. Delle
    October 26, 09:34 Reply

    Huh?! Magneto? Like Magneto of the famous X-men franchise? Gay?
    Hallelu! *in Shangela’s voice*

    • Pink Panther
      October 26, 10:41 Reply

      Uh, Delle, don’t tell me you’re just knowing this. Even Sir Ian McKellen would be offended at your LASTMA. lol

      • Delle
        October 26, 10:56 Reply

        Ahn…my dear, ma binu o. I am just knowing for the very first time. I’d be better read next time. *winks and walks away confidently*

  7. Khaleesi
    October 26, 11:30 Reply

    PREACH!!!!! The closet is a dank, damp, musty place where you slowly extinguish all the bright points in your life …its exhilarating to be out, but until then … ***affixes extra set of locks to closet doors behind massive granite walls encased in heavily fortified fortress with a 20-inch deep moat filled with amphibious dragons***

    • Delle
      October 26, 12:17 Reply

      Wow! U really do like d comfort in ur own closet. Lol

  8. Eros
    October 26, 12:48 Reply

    Preach Gandalf!! Preach!!!!

    October 26, 14:06 Reply

    Gandalf is Bae, all that white keeps giving me life. Somebody should come out already jare, make we know those of us still in the CLOSET

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