Just because Kellan Lutz prefers to live with gay guys doesn’t mean he’s gay. In a new interview with The Advocate, the “Twilight” and “Immortals” star talks about the common misconception that he doesn’t like girls.
In “Twilight” (“Breaking Dawn – Part 1” is set for a November release) Lutz plays vampire Emmett Cullen. In “The Immortals” (also hitting theaters in November) he tackles the role of the God Poseidon.
On those gay rumors:
“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. So it’s really funny when girls get offended because I don’t hit on them. They’ll transform their insecurity into, ‘Oh, that makes sense, because I heard you’re into guys and have a boyfriend.’ I’m like, ‘Seriously? That’s your tactic to get me to like you?’ There will always be rumors, but I know who I am.”
On whether director Bill Condon brought a “gay” sensibility to “Twilight”:
“Oh, definitely. I mean, there’s a lot more skin, first of all. It’s for a more mature audience. Our audience has grown up with us, and we have to grow along with them. 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.”
On going topless:
“I love a topless run by the beach, and it does suck when paparazzi is there. It’s like, ‘F—, 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.”
And, finally, his preference in roommates:
“Honestly, I’d prefer to live with gay guys. They’re the cleanest, and they just take care of stuff. Because I’m always away, coming home to a clean house means a lot to me. Trust me, I’ve lived with a lot of roommates, and straight guys are just kids who don’t pick up after themselves.”