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Twilight actor Kellan Lutz clears up rumors about his sexuality and talks about the gay-friendly vibe of Twilight: Breaking Dawn in a new interview.
The actor says people assume he’s gay because he doesn’t go after women but that is not the case. He tells the Advocate, “I don’t Google myself, but I’ve heard that people think I’m gay. I’ve heard it all. See, I don’t really go after girls. Most of the girlfriends I’ve had have come after me.”
Lutz, who plays Cullen clan member Emmett, does admit however, that Breaking Dawn has a definite gay vibe courtesy of director Bill Condon, “There’s a lot more skin, first of all. It’s for a more mature audience. The original high school fans are in college now, and they want to see more skin.
“Bill has Taylor Lautner topless all the time, so there’s some great eye-candy. … We have so many cast members in the movie, I wouldn’t be surprised if one of the characters was gay and I just didn’t know it. I’d be all for it,” he concludes.
Condon is openly gay and has directed Gods and Monsters, Kinsey and Dreamgirls.
And though he appears shirtless in numerous paparazzi photos, Lutz says he isn’t trying to flaunt his body, “I love a topless run by the beach, and it does suck when paparazzi is there. It’s like, ‘Do I keep my shirt on because I don’t want to be shirtless in another magazine?’ I don’t want to be known as the guy who always takes his shirt off.
“I’ve done a lot of photo shoots lately for the press coming up with Immortals and Breaking Dawn, and every photographer wants to get the topless shot. We’ve really had to be choosy and not do that for every magazine. I’ve actually been trying to keep my clothes on more.”
Lutz plays Greek god of the sea Poseidon in director Tarsem Singh’s Immortals, which arrives in theaters on Nov. 11.
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