But Luke has had other acting jobs. In 2002 Luke starred in Boy George musical Taboo in London’s West End, played a gay porn star in the play Hardcore, and Evans appeared in several West End musicals, including Miss Saigon, Avenue Q and Rent before signing with new management in 2009 and redirecting his career toward movie roles. He made his film debut as Apollo in Clash of the Titans, played a small part in Robin Hood, and appeared in the 2010 British rom-com Tamara Drewe.
And as you look at the timeline of his interviews he starts out openly gay and slowly works his way back into the closet the more well known he becomes.
An interview given in 2002, while Evans starred in the Boy George musical Taboo
“I knew that even though my part was a straight character, everybody knew me as a gay man and, in my life in London, I never tried to hide it. I knew I was going to have to do interviews with gay magazines, so I thought, ‘Well, I’m going to have to be open’. It’s who I am. And if people don’t like it, then I don’t want their jobs. I’ve never been a very good liar”
In 2004, while starring in Hardcore
Q. So, have you spent a long time researching gay porn?
A. Years and years. I bought my first film when I was 15 and now I have a good collection and I add to it regularly. I research it almost every night!!
Then now in 2010 when his career has picked up and has moved from stage to screen we start getting the PR “beard stories” and the ever closeted pronoun use of “someone.” instead of “he” or “she”
And Viola! He’s straight!
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The September 12, 2010, edition of the Daily Mail reported:
Handsome Welsh actor Luke Evans, 31, who stars with Gemma Arterton in Tamara Drewe, is dating fashion industry PR Holly Goodchild, 27—even though she describes herself as single on Facebook.
After being friends for some years, the pair are now an item, Holly said at the premiere of Luke’s film last week. ‘Luke’s lovely – we’re really old friends and it just sort of happened,’ she said. He added: ‘We are nowhere near engaged but things are really good.’
“Just the other week, I sang to a very close female friend. She almost cried. And I love to cook! I’ve impressed hundreds of women with my cooking. And they always come back for more.”
“Absolutely we can have female friends and not want to have sex with them. You dream about having sex with them, but you don’t actually have sex with them.”
“In 10 years, I’d love to live near the sea, in a warmer climate. I could see myself with three dogs…and it’d be great to share them with someone else.”
In a statement from Luke’s publicist: “I do not comment on my client’s personal lives in the media. As for Luke, he did so once, a long time ago when he was an inexperienced, young actor and now with maturity and hindsight, he has learned not to engage the press in his personal life again.”
Now I don’t suffer fools lightly. Or closet cases, or gay men who go crawling back into the closet when they feel like it.(And yes Matthew Bomer that means you also)
Actions such as Evans and Bomers reek of greed, cowardice, shame, and bad advice. It also sends a horrible message to not only gay people struggling wit thier own sexuality, but also to straight audiences as well.
Evans should be ashamed of himself.
Many thnaks to Queerty.com