It’s not a statement you want accredited to you when there’s been rumours about your sexuality for decades, but asked about the aforementioned gay rumours, Matt Damon appeared to suggest that actors should keep quiet about their sexuality if they want to succeed in Hollywood. “The less people know, the better!” Damon told The Guardian.
Appearing on Ellen to clarify his statement, Damon denied that he was suggesting gay actors should stay in the closet to further their careers. ‘I was just trying to say actors are more effective when they’re a mystery,’ he told openly gay Ellen DeGeneres.
Damon has still come under attack for his remarks.