In an interview with TMZ that he agreed to for reasons beyond my comprehension, a nervous, squirming, and giggly Bryan Singer answered a few probing questions about the current state of his career—from his firing from Bohemian Rhapsody, to the recent rumors about The Usual Suspects, to his relationship with Kevin Spacey—mostly while standing in front of a Wahlburgers sign.
Singer, who was just sued for assaulting a 17-year-old in 2003 (I assume this was filmed before that news dropped), said he “couldn’t tell you” why he was fired from the Freddie Mercury biopic, but when asked whether or not he saw it coming, said, “Uhhhhhhhhhh, ehhhhhhhhh, mehhhhh, maybe, I don’t know.”
“You kind of expected it,” the TMZ reporter said. “Why?”
“Ha ha ha, I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t—I don’t know if this story’s over yet.”
Later, Singer was confronted about Gabriel Byrne’s recent comments that production on The Usual Suspects was briefly shut down due to Kevin Spacey allegedly engaging in inappropriate sexual behavior with a younger actor. Singer said that wasn’t true “at all,” and that Byrne’s comments “baffled” him.
And then came more direct questioning about Spacey:
TMZ: Do you think he’ll be able to work again?
SINGER: He’ll always be able to work. It’s just up to the audience.
TMZ: Would you work with him?
SINGER: [Long silence] These are loaded questions... Ummm... He’s a guy I helped launch his career. He’s an acquaintance of mine. It depends on the project, I guess.
Singer didn’t elaborate, but I suppose could be hard to avoid working together other it if, say, the warden forced them both into cafeteria duty. But enough fanfic!
The interview ended with TMZ asking whether or not Singer would sue over his termination from Bohemian Rhapsody. “That’s usually not my style,” he said. “That’s other people’s style.”
“I always tend to do things truthfully and do the right thing. All I strive for in life is never get the temptation to try to be popular, liked, accepted. It’s never anywhere equal to the desire I have to live my life truthfully and with dignity and with pride. I wouldn’t be able to do that if I wasn’t living honestly, so it was never tempting to me to live another way.”
Amber Heard, GQ Australia
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