English actor Rupert Everett has
described himself as a 'maverick queen' for his dislike of authority.
The 51-year-old Everett has returned to
the London stage in the role of Henry Higgins in Pygmalion.
Everett has been criticized for
advising gay actors to remain in the closet. The My Best Friend's
Wedding star said work dried up for him after he announced he's
an interview with arts glossy Time
Out London, Everett added that he dislikes authority,
prompting the interviewer to label him a “maverick queen.”
“Certainly, if you had the notion
that I had: that showbusiness or theater or cinema was going to be
like 1890s Paris, all bohemian and cocaine, sex everywhere and lying
in bed,” Everett said. “It isn't: it's like the military. And
most people in it are quite militaristic, I think. That initially
did freak me out.”
“So would you describe yourself as a
'maverick queen'?” he's asked.
“Well, I have to be, whether I like
it or not,” Everett answered.
When asked who he's dating at the
moment, Everett was less forthcoming: “An accounting student.