George Clooney has revealed that he doesn’t “give a s**t” about rumours surrounding his sexuality.
The Descendants actor – who has been dating former WWE star Stacy Keibler since August – has said people will question whether or not he is gay for years to come.
“I’m not going to make it seem like being gay is a bad thing,” he told The Advocate. “My private life is private, and I’m very happy in it.
“Who does it hurt if someone thinks I’m gay? I’ll be long dead and there will still be people who say I was gay. I don’t give a s**t.”
Clooney is set to star in a one-off version of Dustin Lance Black’s gay marriage play 8 on March 3. The play follows the battle against California’s controversial ‘Proposition 8’, which outlawed gay marriage across the state.
He added that marriage equality will mark “the final leg of the civil rights movement”.
“I’ve made the point that every time we’ve stood against equality, we’ve been on the wrong side of history. It’s the same kind of argument they made when they didn’t want blacks to serve in the military, or when they didn’t want blacks to marry whites.
“One day the marriage equality fight will look archaic.”
On possibly playing a gay character in a movie in the future, he said: “I’m certainly not avoiding it. Whether it’s about being gay or it just happens to have a gay character, if it’s a great screenplay, let’s go do it.”
Clooney recently joked that people often forget that he was once married in the late 1980s.