Kevin Spacey is known for two things: being a freaking amazing actor, and being a closeted gay. In a new interview with The Daily Beast, Spacy answers some pretty private questions about his sexuality, which has always been kept under wraps.
The reporter, who has some serious balls, asks Spacey: “We gay men have always proudly claimed you as a member of our tribe, and yet you don't proudly claim us back. Why?”
Spacey replies, “Look, I might have lived in England for the last several years but I'm still an American citizen and I have not given up my right to privacy.”
The reporter then gets really pushy and starts defending his question, adding, “I'm not asking if you're a top or bottom. That's none of my business.”
But Spacey uses his conversation-changer magic that only actors have to start talking about the bullying epidemic amongst gay teens.
“I feel that they have just as many rights as I do to not be bullied,” Spacey says. “People have different reasons for the way they live their lives. You cannot put everyone's reasons in the same box. It's just a line I've never crossed and never will.”
But then Spacey goes on to say he would do one of those “It Gets Better” videos that all the openly gay celebs are doing these days.
He says, “Yeah. Absolutely. I'd do one of those… In the media they seem to think that's OK So if we stop using sexuality as a weapon against people maybe everyone will eventually get cool with it.”
Kevin also says the fact that he refuses to come out doesn’t mean he’s lying to himself. “I don't live a lie,” he says. “You have to understand that people who choose not to discuss their personal lives are not living a lie. That is a presumption that people jump to.”
I have to hand it to this reporter for getting all up in Spacey’s grill. But I’m pretty sure this is proof he’s going to take his “non-secret” to the grave.