Hmmm. I do love a juicy blind item, and this is one of the most tantalizing I’ve EVER come across. Recently, a “well-known actor” went on Reddit to anonymously rant about Hollywood, his career, his hidden homosexuality, and the distaste he has for his fans. Is it real or a hoax? I can’t quite decide. The internet has narrowed down his identity to three possibilities. I’ll list those at the end. Feel free to add in your own in the Facebook section.
During the Reddit Q&A he said:
1. I hate my fans. Appreciate them but hate them. I hate them because they hound and harass me. I am not an attention whore. I don’t tip off the paps, party, etc. I usually enjoy being by myself. I can’t even be open about being gay. What really irks me is how fans call me by this character’s name and start touching me and asking for pictures like I am one of those guys dressed like a Transformer on Hollywood/Vine. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll always chat and take a picture with a fan if they are cool or for a young fan, but most people are assholes.
2. I hate the way they ask me for money and think I have money. I see these sites where fans will say I am worth like $20 million. BITCH PLEASE. I am worth more like $4 million. And I don’t even live a lavish style. Far from it. I may get four movie offers ranging from $1 – 4 million. I probably take a quarter of that at the end. Most often I turn down the higher-paying movies because they will do the most damage to your career. Sometimes I won’t get any offers. I have tons of expenses. I have to pay lawyers, accountants, family, etc. Don’t even get me started on taxes. Also, if I ever become disabled or can’t work anymore, then I am fucked.
3. They think that I can get them work. No I can’t. That pisses me off more than anything.
4. My life is not that glam. Most famous people are not that interesting. They’re uneducated. They’re ignorant. They’re paranoid. They’re full of themselves.”
“I get scripts through my management team. Being in a huge franchise did not do much to help my career even though I had top-billing. I did some TV on my own dime and lost a ton of money.”
“[I am not out because I] would become a “gay actor” instead of an “actor.” “Gay actors” get less offers because of the concern that audiences will not believe that they can play a straight character and/or many many people still hate gays and won’t see their movies.”
“People know me mainly from the franchise that I was in but also from my time as a child actor. They often say how I still look like a teen even though I am def. no teen.”
“I don’t have friends. Many Hollywood people just want to party and many non-Hollywood people expect that your friendship will enrich them in some way. Can’t tell you how many times non-Hollywood “friends” have hit me up for money, work or contacts.”
So: Huge franchise. Annoying fans. TV on his own dime where he lost money. Hiding his sexuality.
Who could it be? (The big money is on either Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, or Taylor Lautner, with a few votes for Tom Hiddleston and Jake Gyllenhaal thrown in for good measure)….