Romantic novelist Jackie Collins claims US actor Matt Bomer was refused the role of Superman in the upcoming Man of Steel movie because he is gay.
Collins says it’s ‘tremendously hard’ for Hollywood actors to come out and cites Matt Bomer as an example of how a star’s sexuality can adversely affect his or her career.
‘Matt Bomer, who is the most gorgeous looking guy and the star of White Collar, he was up for the role of Superman,’ she said during an interview with Gaydar Radio.
‘He had not come out of the closet but people in the know knew he was gay. His audition tape went in and he called up the agent. Someone didn’t like him and told them he was gay. They said, “No, no, we can’t cast you.” The reason he didn’t get cast was because he was gay.
‘I think it should change but there are women out there who want to worship somebody. If Justin Bieber said he was gay, he’d lose all his little girl fans.
‘It’s a sad fact of life. So a lot of them get married, have a couple of kids and pretend to be straight.’
The glamorous author, who is promoting her latest book The Power List, also discussed US politics.
She slammed both major parties, slamming the Republicans for their ‘ridiculous’ views on gay people and blasted Obama for not doing enough for LGBT rights.
‘Obama only came out (in support of gay marriage) and said something because he was forced to,’ she said.
‘He kind of slid out to say that and then has never mentioned it again since because he doesn’t want to lose a certain group of voters.’
Collins added: ‘I want the Democrats to stay out of my pocket books and I want the Republicans to stay out of my bedroom.’
To read the full interview, click here.
The Power List, which features several gay characters, is out now. To find out more, visit the official Jackie Collins website.