R1 I'm okay if they're straight lovers. Sure, talking about chicks while getting your ass plowed might seem strange, but these are strange times.
Levi is definitely gay. No idea about Smith though. If he is, I guess Levi has to have some way to get people to do his Comic Con panels, though...
Did anyone watch Zachary on WWHL the other night? He came off as kind of a douche, especially when that guy from Shahs of Sunset asked him if he was single.
Zachary's immediate response of, "None of your damn business," was way defensive, especially considering that the gay guy asking was only asking to see if he could hook him up with some chicks.
I've had a few friends catch the Christian thing. It's just like weed - they're never the same once they go over. The gay ones, 2 that I know, are still gay. Guess they figure Jesus is okay with it (He probably was)
He was kind of douchey on that WWL, r16, which is odd because normally he's so nice and polite that it's almost annoying. Perhaps being around the Shah guy and Cohen made his closet feel a little too small. I can never tell if he's only closeted to the public or if he's still at least partially that way in his personal life.
I would have an attitude around those two as well. 'Watch what happens' represents everything that's wrong with this country. But then again, if that's my attitude I shouldn't get on the show. Once you attend as a guest, you should be nice, courteous and play along.
It's sort of interesting that Marvel sent the only closeted gay (as far as I can tell) in the whole Thor 2 cast off to talk to Andy Cohen, haha.
Poor Matt "Albert Nobbs" Smith. He rarely receives the same fangurl mania on DL like his contemporaries Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Why is that? I thought for sure Christopher and His Kind would make him a gay icon.
Probably the fact that, even if he isn't, Smith seems gayer than Hiddleston and Cumberbatch. It's a shame because he also seems much less self-absorbed and pretentious.
Not sure if he is gay or not, but if he is, he is firmly in the closet.
Zach Levi is a complete, over the top, holy-rolling Christian who proselytizes and prays on the set. He has a sister who is much worse and in everyone's face about Jesus, but he at leasts knows when to stop, and I think he is more careful around reporters.
Hate to break the hearts of the stans, but word has it, so is Tom Hiddleston! This is one reason why the two of them are such close friends. They are very much birds of a feather when it comes to Jesus.
TH however is a lot more conscious than Zach of his public persona, and avoids talking about anything that has any potential to alienate his fans. If you read his interviews, he is expert at talking a lot without actually revealing anything important about himself.
Hiddleston, son of a scientist, is a fan and follower of athiest philosopher du jour Alain de Botton. I doubt very seriously he is a Jesus freak.
Where on earth did you hear he was a fundie like Levi?
Matt Smith is apparently straight, based on what I've seen.
He also tweets things like "May the lord in heaven bless thee," and he is said to be very, very close to Zach Levi and his family, all of whom are deeply fundie, so there is likely some compatibility in world view. I don't know what your encounters with fundamentalists have been, but being regarded almost as family isn't what usually happens if your belief system is too far from theirs.
As for Alain de Botton, is he really the atheist du jour? The argument he makes in his book is that religion is pretty useful and good for you, even if you are not a true believer. He is certainly interested in religion even while he professes to be an atheist. Not exactly Richard Dawkins.
All this said, we know nothing about TH's religious beliefs. It is a subject he carefully avoids along with anything else that could ever be construed as controversial. This is a man who will never ever utter a real opinion.
Get some glasses.
He's most likely a deeply closeted Christian who is praying for deliverance from his sin everyday and that no one discovers the truth about him. I've been there myself.
That is the state of being a Christian today. Karma is a bitch, yo.
There was the proselytizing quote from Levi that you can find on Wikipedia, but it was from 2002. He would have only been 22 at the time, which is not a lot of time away from his fundie, Tea party parents. While he definitely still has a lot of faith, I think he's evolved past that place spiritually. He flat out corrected an interviewer who referred to him as religious, saying he prefers spiritual. That would be blasphemous to a real fundie.
I hope he's not still closeted to everyone. There are plenty of gay Christians, there's no reason he can't be one.
I was going to add that one can be a Christian without being a full on fundie flat-earther, and there are gay christians, so let's give him some benefit of the doubt.
I believe his younger sister though is very much in the zealot camp though. They are close. Rumor has it that she and Hiddleston dated briefly, but it never took off, which maybe suggests some compatibility issues (though they are still Twitter friends).
I'd like to believe that Levi and Hiddleston are a secret item.
His younger sister is his assistant and she lives with him in his New York apartment. I don't really know much about her other than that, but it stands to reason that she may not have shrugged off her zealous upbringing the way Levi has appeared to. But she seems awfully popular among his Hollywood friends, so I can't imagine she's that off-putting.
Someone that looks like him, with the name Zachary Levi is a CHRISTIAN?
Levi is his middle name. And with Zachary and Levi both being in the Bible, they're not uncommon names. His full name is Zachary Levi Pugh. (Which isn't very flattering, so he dropped it.)
Shekinah is his assistant, and is popular and well thought of. I don;t know what their religious beliefs are, but if they were tea partiers or flat earthers, I doubt that Hollywood would warm up to them.
He is very close friends with Hiddleston and, judging by Twitter, Shekinah had or has a terribly cloying crush on him as well-- but I have heard nothing about the two of them dating or having anything at all going on.
I would take this as an indicator that Hiddleston is not gay (though he seems curiously cool and distant with the ladies; his list of know shags is small, short, and sad) but who knows about Levi.
I really don't follow Hiddleston's personal life because I find him to be a bit of a pretentious bore, but I doubt the sister of a gay man would spend any time crushing on another closet case.
His sister's name is Shekinah? [italic]]Shekinah[/italic]?!
Zach Levi is very very gay.
Yes, Shekinah. It's a very odd choice of a name, no matter how deeply invested to religion you are. Especially since their other sister's name is Sarah. Sarah, Zachary... and Shekinah.
And yes, Zachary Levi is very, very, very gay. He's only been connected to three women despite being in Hollywood for 12 years. Two of them are suspected lesbians (and ping like hell) and the third one denied ever dating him.
Levi's got Hiddleston plugging his IndieGoGo campaign for NerdHQ.
Levi is absolutely gay through and through. The only question is whether he is a sad closet case professionally, or also to himself. I think the former.
Hiddleston says he is all for the girls, but his list of known girlfriends is pretty damned short, and he has had only the briefest relationships. He must be very disappointing. He is very bonded to Levi though, and most of his closest friendships are with gay men. Make of that what you will.
Always suspected Hiddleston might be gay. Who besides Levi and his publicist are the close gay friends you are referring to?
I've never payed much attention to Hiddleston's personal life, so I don't really know if he's a closet case or not. B it is interesting that out of three Marvel movies, he seems the closest to Levi despite them not having very much to film together.
I honestly don't see how anyone can think Zachary Levi is straight. Stereotypes aside, he's been in Hollywood for over twelve years, and out of all that time, he's only been linked to three women: Caitlin Crosby, Missy Peregrym, and Rachael Taylor. Crosby and Peregrym both are often brought up as closeted lesbians, and Taylor flat out denied that she ever dated him. He doesn't have a straight leg to stand on.
John Macmillan, definitely gay, is a one of his closest friends and has traveled with him fairly regularly as part of his entourage on publicity tours. He also takes care of the house when Hiddleston is away filming.
Don't know if Hiddleston is gay or not, but he has been seen much more often with Levi, Windsor, and Macmillan than he has with any alleged girlfriend. His relationships with women have been few and have tended to be over with within weeks, with the exception of of SF, which lasted a few months.
He might have a girlfriend hiding under an invisibility cloak, but I prefer to believe the regular and frequent sightings of him hanging out with men.
Here is what I want to know: At this day and age, I don't know why anyone stays in the closet anymore. Maybe I am spoiled by living in my big liberal city, but it is easier than ever to just be out.
Hollywood seems to persist in being really closety though, and for a supposedly liberal industry (maybe it isn't?) I find this odd. There seem to be no shortage of sad closet cases, and powerful actors who have plenty of fuck you money and can afford to come out of the closet, seem highly reluctant to do so. Even Luke Evans dove right back into the closet as soon as he was hired for the Crow.
Could someone explain this? Sorry if I seem clueless. This is a sincere question and I want to understand why this toxicity persists in a place where all logic says it shouldn't.
Maybe this a Disney thing? Maybe these actors are just hyper-conservative in their own way and want to be company men at all costs?
Most of the world is still homophobic & want their Hollywood stars to at least APPEAR to be heterosexual.
Hmmmm... And yes, now that I think of it, 70% of Marvel's sales are overseas and from places that are distinctly not LA.
Yeah, I guess I asked a dumb question.
Sad upper class closet cases then. Yeah I know we all have to eat and drive jaguars, but seriously, I call them on it.
Peregrym took him as her date to the Canadian Screen Awards, are we to take this as more proof of her suspected non-heterosexuality?
Then again, these are the Cabadian Screen Awards and most people, especially Americans, don't watch it. And Canadians are a lot less judgmental of people's sexuality.
So is he gay or bi? Are he and Missy a real item or just friends?
I think they're genuinely friends. Levi seems to make friends with most people easily, so I doubt they only tolerate each other for appearances. But I would not be surprised if they're planning on bearding together again. Levi has nothing on his schedule right now, which means he's probably out auditioning. It'd be a good time for him to straighten himself up.
What if he's just really awkward and has never been with anyone? Waiting for marriage, that kind of bullshit.
Considering that he's a Jesus freak, what if he's just really awkward and has never had anyone? Waiting for marriage, that kind of bullshit.
At 33? I don't think so. Jesus freaks are encouraged to get married as soon as possible, that way they can make more Jesus freaks.
If he were "saving himself for marriage," jesus freak style, he's be married by now. He's not. Gay, gay, gay but keeping it under wraps for the sake of his Disney career, just like everyone else.
I love how Hiddleston has managed the perceptions of his fans: Despite only one carefully orchestrated sighting with a beard in the past few years, and absolutely NOTHING else, they firmly believe that he is a playboy with an international black book going on for several volumes. I think Levi should hire Luke Windsor to start some well-crafted rumors. Clearly it works.
Also, Levi just doesn't talk like a Jesus freak anymore. He's obviously still faithful, but the way he talks about it in 2002 and the way he talks about it in 2014 sounds like two completely different people. I guess it could potentially just be for appearances, but he recently corrected someone who call him religious and said that he prefers the word spiritual. That's practically a hanging offense in evangelical circles.
I'm guessing something caused him to do some soul-searching and discover a more moderate (and reasonable) version of Christianity. Perhaps it was coming to terms with his homosexuality?
Not everyone who is religious is a conservative whacko.
Levi may have been brought up that way (I believe he was), but acting in Hollywood would be a strange career choice for someone who harbors really backward ideas about religion. Maybe he was naive ten years ago and didn't express himself well.
Gay though. Definitely gay, gay, gay. Don't kid yourself. And Hiddleston? Totally gay, but also anxious to please, and doing an expert job with the PR tap dance.
R58 Do you have insider info or is it just speculation?
Wouldn't be surprised if they are gay and hooking up. And I don't buy the Hiddleston is a Jesus freak line at all. Gay and hooking up with Levi seems more plausible.
However, Levi reminds me of a kid I knew growing up, also from a fundie household. Went to one of the pacific schools, child of evangelicals, etc. Straight, now early 40s, never married. He started out young and somewhat preachy, like his parents. But gradually went through periods of serial monogamy, followed by no girlfriend in particular during his 30s. His parents freaked out. Finally he just had to tell them, straight up, he lived in the real world. And he wasn't going to marry just because they wanted him to. He was only going to marry the woman he couldn't live without.
Still single, still serial monogamy, but he NEVER talks about church. I'm sure he eventually just stopped going. Levi seems like a sharp guy. The only alternate reality I can buy is that he is slowly seeing the light and moving into the real world himself.
But that doesn't explain the ping.
A good-looking, wealthy, 33-year-old Christian fundamentalist who's also unmarried? Jesus Christ, Mary -- you do the math.
Did TH win that Oscar for Tinkerbell?
Oh, look, the rabid Hiddleston fangashes are back and invading threads again.
F&F's for everybody!
Matt smith isn't gay move on
R64 is a moron. Move on. We've mostly been talking about Zachary Levi, if you haven't noticed. You can go back to whoever Matt Smith fan site you came from now.
Exactly. It's really turned into a Zachary Levi and Tom Hiddleston are lovers thread. (Although, I personally still think Levi is dating his photographer friend who constantly follows him around for no reason.)
Levi is back to bearding with Peregrym, I guess. At least he implied it.
I'm sure he was a beautiful bride.
I used to think he was closeted just for professional reasons, but now I'm starting think he really is a self-loathing fundie.
Missy Peregrym also has an evangelical background and she makes Jessica Biel look straight.
What disgusting piece of shit!
He's a self-loather!
Here is Zachary's husbandyke at Toronto Pride 2013.
It's been six months since First Date ended, and he still hasn't been hired for anything. This totally fits into his pattern of "dating."
He dated Peregrym the first time during his gap between Less Than Perfect and Chuck, then dumped her when he got a job. He dated Crosby when it didn't look like Chuck would get a third season, then she was gone before that premier came around. He did the same thing with Peregrym again when it looked like Chuck would end after season four, shockingly she was gone by the time season five started.
From Chuck season five he went to Thor 2 and then to First Date. He had steady work for over two years, and there were no girls in sight. (For a bonus, Peregrym's Canadian TV show wasn't picked up for a full American broadcast right before they started tweeting all these pictures together.)
I'm sure they'll divorce as soon as his next tv show gets picked up for a season two.
I love see dataloungers freaking out because someone they THINK is gay is marrying to a woman.Can't wait for their first child.lol