The actor slammed the 'business' of Hollywood and branded Jennifer Aniston's career choices as 'tasteless' in an interview aired on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4
Rupert Everett has slammed the ‘business’ of Hollywood and branded Jennifer Aniston’s career choices as ‘tasteless’ in an interview on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4.
The actor was interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme by host Evan Davies in a special show guest edited by his one-time co-star Colin Firth.
Rupert was asked on to talk about the problems faced by homosexuals in Hollywood, but he soon moved on to criticising his fellow actors. The outspoken star has previously managed to offend George Clooney, Al Pacino, Robert Redford, Robert De Niro and even Colin himself.
But now we can add Jennifer Aniston to the list of stars who have felt the sharp side of Everett’s tongue. The conversation eventually turned to the question of how stars are made and Rupert argued that it is the business that ultimately decides who will comprise the A-list.
‘If you look and analyse the careers of many, many stars, you’ll find that they’re mostly sustained by the business.’
‘I’m not going to start naming names of people whose films have not succeeded at the box office, but you’ll find there’s lots of women and lots of men in the business that the powers that be decide are right for their business, and they’ll stand with them for quite a long time.’
Then Rupert decided that perhaps he would name one after all.
‘Okay, something will go wrong, like Jennifer Aniston will have one too many total flops, but she’s still a member of that club, and she will still manage to … like a star forming in the universe, things will swirl around her and it will suddenly solidify into another vital tasteless romcom.’
Say what you really think, why don’t you.
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