Saturday, May 16, 2015

Why Eddie Redmayne And Benedict Cumberbatch Get All The Good Acting Jobs according to Rupert Everett

Peter Black , Design & Trend Staff Writer
May, 14, 2015, 09:53 AM

Sophisticated Englishmen are what the American people want, and that is therefore what the American people get, according to British actor Rupert Everett.

Therefore, Everett told Radio Times, Brits should stop complaining that rich private school grads like Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne are nabbing all the seven figure acting jobs in Hollywood.

"Everyone's whining about that but the fact of the matter is, acting is like hooking," Everett said. "What people want to see is what people want to see. What the Americans want to see of the English -- they don't want to see snaggle-toothed working class people, obviously. They want to see upper class people -- that's what they want. That's why they love 'Downton Abbey.'"

"The upper class people are making the films that the Americans like but that's how it is. There's nothing we can do about that," added Everett, star of "My Best Friend's Wedding." "We can't force the Americans to change their minds but we could also just not be so envious and bitter about it and celebrate at the same time all the other people who do amazing work and are huge stars in our own country and then get to break out as well."


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