It's long been speculated that Kevin Spacey is gay.
But the Oscar-winning actor has never confirmed or denied this rumor, choosing instead to actually keep his private life private. He made that decision again when interviewed this week by Kevin Sessums of The Daily Beast.
"I'm an American citizen and I have not given up my right to privacy," Spacey told Sessums, who is openly gay.
When pressed on the topic by Sessums, who clearly wants the actor to serve as some sort of activist or spokesperson, Spacey grew even more defiant."People have different reasons for the way they live their lives. You cannot put everyone's reasons in the same box. It's just a line I've never crossed and never will... at the end of the day, people have to respect people's differences."
Earlier this week, Adam Lambert spoke on how it can be a difficult balancing act for an openly gay artist to be looked at as a regular performer. Sometimes, all any reporter wants to talk about is his sexual preference.
Spacey has chosen to take the radical step of not sharing every aspect of his personal life with the media. In this Facebook age, that comes across as revolutionary, but it has to be respected, doesn't it?