By Advocate.com Editors
Originally published on Advocate.com December 15 2010 10:25 AM ET
In a new interview to promote his Golden Globe–nominated performance in the film Casino Jack, Kevin Spacey tells The Daily Beast he’s still won't talk about his sexuality — and continuing to ask him if he is gay is the same as bullying.
“I think what we have seen in terms of gay teenagers committing suicide because of bullying is anguishing,” he says. “I think young people, if they are feeling like they are confused, need to know that there are people to talk to and that there are places they can go and not feel alone. But I feel that they have just as many rights as I do to not be bullied. And I don't understand people who say, 'Well, this is a terrible thing that is happening to this young person whose life is being exposed,' and then turn around and do it to another person. 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.”
The actor, who has repeatedly refused to talk about his sexuality, promises writer Kevin Sessums he’ll make an “It Gets Better” video. He also says that refusing to discuss your personal life and living a lie are two different things.