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Wednesday 26 November 2014

Actor Everett shuns 'blobby, whiny' USA

ACTOR Rupert Everett has described Americans as "whiny victims" whose entire language is taken from 'Friends' and 'Sex And The City'.

And he said we live in a repressed Victorian-style culture, obsessed with the "authority of what Posh is wearing".

The presenter of 'The Victorian Sex Explorer' said problems stem from people not daring to stand up and say anything.

In an interview with the Radio Times, he said: "I'm totally off the States now."

"The reaction to 9/11 and then George Bush -- really, they've got very blobby as a nation.

"When I was a kid, the British were blobby, and you'd go to New York where anything went and everyone was excited and casual and friendly, and you were just dying to get away from this British hellhole where an avocado was the most exciting thing you'd ever seen.

"It's turned round the other way now.

"Now they (the Americans) are whiny victims whose language is entirely taken from two TV shows -- 'Friends' and 'Sex And The City' -- and there's nothing sexy about them any more.

"And that kind of semi-blindness about the rest of the world, which was attractive when America was exciting, is really unattractive now."

The 'St Trinian's' star is writing a follow-up to his autobiography 'Red Carpets And Other Banana Skins'.

"This one will be more Christopher Isherwood-y," he told the magazine.

"Since no-one famous is talking to me any more, I've had to leave famous people out of it and just write about other things in my life.

Everett did not rule out further forays into presenting.

He added: "It would have to be something I'm interested in; I wouldn't want to end up in a property show."

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