Paul Rudd opened up to Entertainment Weekly about his admiration and respect for gay men (lesbians are suspiciously absent from his blanket observations about homosexuality. hm.).
In response to those pesky reporter questions about I Love You, Man — the bromance about male bonding starring Rudd and Jason Segel — he decided to just embrace his homo tendencies with open jazz hands. What’s he got to lose?
“I always thought I’d be a really good gay guy. I love American Idol. I watch Antiques Roadshow
like crazy. Guys like Oscar Wilde, Stephen Fry, Elton John – they’re
all very bright, with a razor-sharp wit. David Sedaris – who’s funnier
than David Sedaris? The Saturday Night Live that I hosted was
such a gay-heavy show. But it didn’t even cross my mind until after.
The family that kept kissing each other – I didn’t even think of that
as being gay… I remember doing interviews for The Object of My Affection,
and people would say, ‘What was it like to kiss a guy?’ Like it was
such a shocking thing. I said, How many times does anyone ask, ‘You had
to shoot somebody. Was that weird?’ I love gay guys. I feel pretty gay.
I’m certainly not the most macho guy in the room. “
Now all those frat boy stories of him “always wanting to get naked” make a bit more sense.
Gallery Info: Paul Rudd looking merry leaving Il Sole last night…