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December 24, 2012

Actor will train with retired gay rugby star who he will portray in film

Gareth Thomas is going to have some company in Wales next year.

Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke, star of such films as The Wrestler and Nine 1/2 Weeks, is attached to play Thomas in a feature film about his life and will be relocating to the UK to prepare for the role.

'Mickey is moving to Wales early next year to train and get fit for the filming,' Thomas tells TheGayUK.com. 'So I’ll be spending 4 months showing Mickey the sights!'

September 3, 2012

Hollywood star says he said yes to part as male escort Julian in 1980 thriller because he liked the 'gay thing'

Richard Gere says he took his career defining role as a male escort in American Gigolo because of the movie's gay subtext.

The Hollywood superstar became a pin-up with both women and gay men after playing hustler Julian in the 1980 thriller, written and directed by Paul Schrader.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 63-year-old actor says he was only given a day to decide whether he wanted to take the part which involved full frontal nudity.