Rupert Everett, writer, director and lead actor of the film “The Happy Prince” about the last years of Oscar Wilde, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky.
Rupert Everett’s film career took off with lead roles in the British films “Another Country” and “Dance with a Stranger” in the mid 1980s before his career took a nosedive when he came out as gay. He resurfaced in the late 1990s as a Hollywood star in the film “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” a period that lasted a short time before roles again dried up. Shortly afterward, he began working on a screenplay about Oscar Wilde’s final years, which finally has reached the screen as “The Happy Prince. The film stars Rupert Everett, who also served as director and screenwriter.
In this interview, he discusses his career, coming out as a gay actor, his work on “The Happy Prince,” and his thoughts on today’s world of social media.