Rupert Everett tackles Jennifer Aniston

Long confined to roles of gays because of his displayed sexual preference, the actor denounces the “extremely conservative” Hollywood showbiz, and gives Jennifer Aniston as an example of an actress who is still highly acclaimed, despite a heap of flops at the box office throughout her career.

“Okay, something will go wrong. Like Jennifer Aniston will just have one too many total flops. But she’s still a member of that club. And she will still manage to — like a star forming in the universe — a whole lot of things swirling around and suddenly solidifying into yet another vital tasteless romcom: a little glitter next to the Crab Nebula,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today Show.

That’s a rather elegant way, typical of the dandy character he has been portraying throughout his career, to say that the American film industry chooses its actors more depending on their popularity in the media and public opinion rather than for their talent or career choice.