[Y]ou seem to have a large gay male following. Why do you think they like you so much?
[Laughs.] I have no idea! Honestly, I don’t know. But you are so right, because I can tell from my fan letters. They are mostly from gay men, and I have no idea why. But, you know, it’s flattering.
Which makes me wonder: If there were a script for a great same-sex love story and they wanted you for the lead, and they said you could have your pick of any actor to play your love interest, which two actors would you request and why?
[Laughs.] Hmmm. To be my lover?
Hmmm. Well, gosh. I am totally straight, but I would still sleep with Johnny Depp.
Good choice. Man, Johnny wins every time!
And, OK, who else would I pick? Gosh! Let me come back to that one so I can think about it more.
I met the director Bruce LaBruce at Sundance this year and I asked him the same question: “Who would you want to play your lover in a same-sex film?” Before I even finished the sentence, he blurted out, “Macaulay Culkin!” And he said it with this tone like he was almost offended. Like, “For God’s sake, who else would it be?”
[Laughing.] Really? OK, well that’s my second choice then.
No, me! I’d have a sex scene with myself.
In her interview with Macaulay Culkin for PlanetOut, Jenny Stewart notes that after a 10-year absence from the screen, the star’s first three returning roles have been in gay-friendly projects: Party Monster, an episode of Will & Grace, and Saved! Here’s an excerpt from their chat: