Actor Harry Hamlin says playing gay in
the groundbreaking 1982 film Making Love ended his career as a
leading man in feature films.
The 62-year-old Hamlin is best known for
his television roles, such as playing Michael Kuzak in the legal
drama L.A. Law and Jim Cutler in the period drama Mad Men.
In Making Love, Hamlin played a
gay man involved in an affair with a closeted married man, played by
“[The film] was way ahead of its
time,” Hamlin told Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen.
“It was before the AIDS issue had risen yet, so we could tell a
love story without that being a part of it. We didn't have to
address that at all in this film, so it was very innocent.”
“What it did was [it] created a
transition for me between feature film to television. I didn't work
in feature films ever again. That was the last feature I did.”
“It is something that I would repeat
and do again today, even though there was a ruffle in my career after