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Andrew Garfield...

National Theatre Live Angels In AmericaInitially, we thought it wise not to comment upon yet another actor talking bollocks...but, Mr Garfield caused quite a furore...with his being a gay man right now, just “without the physical act”.

And the LGBT-news-reporting world went a little bit mad!!!

Now, in our experience, when something is reported in the [LGBT] media...we wait a few days and then decide whether to comment or not...because, more times than not, things are blown out of all proportion and/or are taken out of context...all in the name of getting a juicy little soundbite and a by-line!!!

This is a case in point...

Mr Garfield has responded to the controversy surrounding remarks he made earlier this month about gay men.

The British actor, 33, was discussing his preparation for his role as a gay man living with Aids in the London revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America when said: “I am a gay man right now just without the physical act”.

Asked how he researched for the role of Prior Walter, Garfield had replied: “As far as I know, I am not a gay man. Maybe I’ll have an awakening later in my life, which I’m sure will be wonderful and I’ll get to explore that part of the garden, but right now I’m secluded to my area, which is wonderful as well.

“I adore it, but a big concern was what right do I have to play this wonderful gay role?”

Adding that he had seen “every single series” of drag queen reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race during his preparation for the show, he explained: “My only time off during rehearsals – every Sunday I would have eight friends over and we would just watch Ru.

“This is my life outside of this play. I am a gay man right now just without the physical act – that’s all.”

A word to the wise...sometimes it's better to just say nothing at all! And, if you do say something rather silly...well, it keeps publicists and [hack] journalists busy!