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Did Kate Winslet know Sam Mendes was gay?

Was that bearding or was she fooled?

by Anonymousreply 28903/16/2015

She joked in an interview that Mendes is a closeted heterosexual. So she must have been aware of the rumors.

by Anonymousreply 209/11/2011

Kate, on the possibility that her son could be gay: In an interview with V magazine, the ballsy thespian revealed a conversation she had with her son about his future love life. %E2%80%9CI like being in the city. I like the diversity that my children are exposed to every day. I love the way their brains work. (My son) Joe turns to me the other day and says %E2%80%98One day I will have a girlfriend or a boyfriend, darling. Which would you prefer?%E2%80%99 And I said, %E2%80%98My love, that would be entirely up to you, and it doesn%E2%80%99t make any difference to me.%E2%80%99 But that he knows! It%E2%80%99s a real privilege. Talk about the best education.%E2%80%9D

by Anonymousreply 309/11/2011

She thought she was hitching her train to a rising star director, gay or straight, didn't matter. When things didn't pan out, it was time to cut ties.

by Anonymousreply 409/11/2011

Sam Mendes is dead?

by Anonymousreply 509/12/2011

[quote]One day I will have a girlfriend or a boyfriend, darling.

Is it an English thing to call your mother darling? I find it really weird.

by Anonymousreply 911/10/2012

He directs Musical Comedy. Just sayin'

by Anonymousreply 1011/10/2012

OK, r6, I'll bite.

Where in this thread has anyone exhibited misogyny, let alone violent misogyny, in addressing the question of Kate Winslet's understanding of her ex-husband's sexuality.

by Anonymousreply 1211/10/2012

r6 ws posting that stuff randomly throughout DL; it's not thread-specific.

by Anonymousreply 1311/10/2012

Kate Winslet's son calls her "darling"?

by Anonymousreply 1411/10/2012

To answer OP's question:

Of course she knew. Ian McKellen told her.

by Anonymousreply 1511/10/2012

Correction: Did Kate Winsley know Sam Mendes is [bold]bisexual[/bold]?

by Anonymousreply 1611/10/2012

Calling mama "darling" just may be little Joe's dialing with a pencil moment.

by Anonymousreply 1711/10/2012

R16:

Same answer.

by Anonymousreply 1811/10/2012

Fuck, I though he fronted Brazil '66!

by Anonymousreply 2011/10/2012

Sorry, I can't tell if the Ian McKellan comment was a joke or not. Also, is Mendes still "dating" Hall? Very strange that we've (or at least I've) never seen a single picture of them or read/heard about a sighting of them together since his rep confirmed their relationship over a year ago. Are they being VERY discreet or is their relationship over? Mystery.

by Anonymousreply 2111/11/2012

For a lot of ambitious people it doesn't matter who they partner up with as long these people are useful to them.

by Anonymousreply 2211/11/2012

One thing I found strange is that Hall was cited as a home wrecker from day one when SM and KW announced their divorce. Mendes and Hall denied it, then an announcement is made a year later that they are in a relationship. Call me naive, but wouldn't a hook-up with the person whose marriage she was accused of breaking up hurt her career? They both kind of came out of it looking like liars, so I have to wonder what either of them is gaining from announcing their relationship; though, as I mentioned previously, I have not seen/read about a single sighting of them together. Is he offering her movie biz contacts if she agrees to "be his girlfriend"?

by Anonymousreply 2311/11/2012

"For a lot of ambitious people it doesn't matter who they partner up with as long these people are useful to them."

I think not just for ambitious people, that's the reasoning behind most relationships.

by Anonymousreply 2411/11/2012

The McKellen comment is no joke.

Serena "mentored" Sam just out of university, introducing him around the London theater world and getting him connected enough to start directing at the Donmar Warehouse. In exchange, Sam was seen in public with Serena as a couple for a few years. Once Sam was able to direct based on his own reputation, he ended his relationship with Serena.

by Anonymousreply 2511/11/2012

Interesting, thanks for the response, Maggie S. Pardon my ignorance, but I have a few questions.

1. Who is Serena? 2. At what point during KW's relationship with SM did Ian tell her about SM? 3. Do you think RH is using SM for connections in exchange for appearing to be in a relationship?

by Anonymousreply 2611/11/2012

Aha, Serena is IM's nickname. Got it. Still wondering about the other things, though.

by Anonymousreply 2711/12/2012

Sad Menses is gay?

by Anonymousreply 2811/12/2012

I bet Mendes couldn't stand the fact that Winslet is more famous than him. He is a total fame whore.

by Anonymousreply 3011/12/2012

[quote]Sam Mendes is not gay. He is with Rebecca Hall and they are expecting a child together or have just had the baby. Sam was cheating on Kate with Rebecca in the end days of their marriage.

So? Sam doesn't want to admit he's gay.....it just keeps leaking out in all his films and theatre productions.

by Anonymousreply 3111/12/2012

Oh jeez, give it a rest. He's obviously not gay.

by Anonymousreply 3211/12/2012

He's not gay. But her son probably is.

by Anonymousreply 3311/12/2012

He revised both Company and Cabaret and added gay content to both, he directed American Beauty, he lovingly photographed Jake Gyllenhaal's ass and other swarthy GIs in Jarhead,um...Skyfall....he's in the British theatre....

yeah no issues there....

by Anonymousreply 3411/12/2012

Is is bi, but mostly gay?

by Anonymousreply 3511/12/2012

He's straight in a Tony Richardson/Laurence Olivier/ Kenneth Brannagh kind of way....

by Anonymousreply 3611/12/2012

Winslet's first husband was a nobody assistant director when they met. It is hard to believe his career was somewhat stalled because of their brief marriage.

[quote]When he and Winslet met, in 1997 on the set of Hideous Kinky he was a 'third assistant director', way down the food chain from her role as principal artist, although he had already rapidly worked his way up from his first job as a production runner on London's Burning.

[quote]Was it particularly difficult, I ask him, untactfully, that Kate went off with another film director? 'It didn't factor. I mean we're hardly in the same game. Sam is highly acclaimed, quite rightly so, but it wasn't "Oh shit, this guy, the director of American Beauty, is eclipsing everything I ever wanted." I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for his work, and subsequently I've found out over the years that he's a fantastic person to be in Mia's life. The hardest thing with divorce when children are involved is working out how the new relationship will work. You are obligated to generate new terms of friendship quickly, and I had beers with Sam as soon as possible so that there was never going to be this sense that we couldn't talk.'

I think the money he got as a divorce settlement made it possible for him to spend six years writing and developing his first film. So he did all right.

Winslet and Mendes worked together for the first time on Revolutionary Road, years into their marriage.

by Anonymousreply 3811/13/2012

Sam Mendes digs pussy as it seems. Sorry, guys you are wrong!

by Anonymousreply 3911/13/2012

When you are ambitious you suck cock or lick pussy to get the foot in the door and from there go further either sleeping your way to the middle and make it to the top with sheer luck and talent or crash and burn thanks to lack of talent and luck.

by Anonymousreply 4011/13/2012

No clue either way about Sam Mendes (gay or not)...but his paramour, Rebecca Hall is working on a movie right now (with one of my faves Richard Madden), which is why she is not at the premieres of Skyfall. As for Kate Winslet, can't get a bead on her. I think she is a great actress but something about her leaves me cold.

I will say Sam is a good director. I thought Away We Go was underrated.

by Anonymousreply 4111/13/2012

r29 where did you get the news that Rebecca Hall is pregnant or just had a child with Sam Mendes?

by Anonymousreply 4311/13/2012

Sam Mendes did not "add" anything gay to Cabaret. Check out the source material, bitch!

by Anonymousreply 4411/13/2012

Agree R17 I think Joe was starting to come out early so going public with his sexual orientation won't be a big deal

Any woman who gets naked and slips into a tub with a boy is the same one who'd call her son darling. She's so pretentious and annoying. Can't abide anything she acts in.

I believe she spread the rumors about Sam. He probably stood up to her for CHEATING with Leo. She wants a man with sperm but no balls

by Anonymousreply 4511/13/2012

Ugh! Winslet sounds like the sort of woman who treats gay men like accessories. The 'darling' comment reminded me of the AbFab scene where Edina desperately wants Saffy to be gay. Sarah Jessica Parker is another of those mothers that seems to have a similar dynamic with her son.

by Anonymousreply 4711/13/2012

Actually, r47, she sounds like a great parent and for gay people to be dissing her because she tells her son she's ok if he turns out gay is twisted.

by Anonymousreply 4811/13/2012

R49 it's the press that forces them to make a statement. In an interview you have to say something, you can't close your mouth and answer with a yes or no all the time. Kate wanted to be friendly and not hostile.

by Anonymousreply 5011/13/2012

[quote]misogamy - only having sex with a man who hates women?

Thank God -- I thought it was akin to marrying soup.

by Anonymousreply 5111/13/2012

She really thought that he was just being an eccentric artist when he made her wear a mustache and a strap-on every time they had sex

by Anonymousreply 5211/13/2012

Lol, R52. Fuck you! You sicko!

by Anonymousreply 5311/13/2012

R52 if Mendes wanted a man in his bed then how do you explain the fact that he chose a woman with a very big bosom like Kate?

by Anonymousreply 5411/13/2012

Pushing this thread up...noticed Sam and Rebecca both went to the Empire Awards, but there were no pictures of them together and he didn't mention her in his acceptance speeches. Have any of you seen pictures of them together or read sightings about them since their relationship was "confirmed" at the end of 2011? I just find it odd that there's nothing out there, which leads me to believe that they 1. Broke up, or 2. Weren't dating to begin with. Unless they're being REALLY secretive, but even then it's like, you admitted the relationship, it's been a year and a half since the confirmation...surely there would at least be a spotted-at-dinner sighting. Do they never go out in public together? Just curious; the whole thing seems a little odd.

by Anonymousreply 5504/01/2013

I know a woman whom he slept with, not anyone who could do anything for him career-wise. He's not gay.

by Anonymousreply 5604/01/2013

I don't understand the Ned Rocknroll thing either

by Anonymousreply 5704/01/2013

Considering she's now Kate Rocknroll (nee Winslet), I'd wager that she just has shit taste in men.

by Anonymousreply 5804/01/2013

That last name...

by Anonymousreply 5904/01/2013

@56 - is this someone before or after Kate? Also, it's funny how there are people definitively saying he's gay and others definitively saying he's not.

by Anonymousreply 6004/01/2013

Before.

by Anonymousreply 6104/01/2013

@56 Interesting, thanks. There was a blind item this past December about an Academy Award winning/nominated actress who always thought her ex-husband was gay because they only ever, ahem, did it with the lights off and he would insist on, double ahem, having her butt each time. The blind goes on to say that they did manage to make a child/children so it couldn't have been every time. Top guess? Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes. It's in the December 2012 archives on crazydaysandnights.net.

by Anonymousreply 6204/01/2013

I seem to recall that Jane Horrocks and Calista Flockhart also spent quality time with Mendes.

At a guess SM is bisexual, like his stage/screen elders (the late) Tony Richardson and (supposedly) Mike Nichols.

'Why go through life with one hand tied behind your back', indeed.

by Anonymousreply 6304/02/2013

According to a poster on Mumsnet he dated Jude Law. Anyone know of any others besides Jude and Ian McKellan? I wonder why there's secrecy regarding the relationships with men but not necessarily with women when he's not a leading male actor with a fantasy to uphold for female audiences.

by Anonymousreply 6405/14/2013

R64 I imagine producers might feel better if a director is straight for a big budget high profile project.

(In the sense that Gable got Cukor canned from GWTW for giving too much screen time to the female leads.)

by Anonymousreply 6505/14/2013

Have you guys heard of/read the book "Working Like a Homosexual: Camp, Capital, Cinema" by Matthew Tinkcom? Came across this excerpt:

"In American Beauty, gay male director Sam Mendes..."

Surely his PR knew about the book, no? The book was published in 2002, in the early days of his relationship with Kate Winslet.

by Anonymousreply 6606/11/2013

Kyle Melendez?

Any relation to the sexy Ron Melendez?

by Anonymousreply 6706/11/2013

Was that an attempt at outing him or just sloppy research?

by Anonymousreply 6806/11/2013

Bi-er than bi.

by Anonymousreply 6906/11/2013

I tried to paste the link to the excerpt but when I went to post the message it wouldn't let me post. You can find the excerpt by doing a Google search with the appropriate key words.

To R68: Strange right? That's why I'm wondering if SM's publicist knew about the book, and if they did did they care? Sam had publicly dated Jane Horrocks, Rachel Weisz, and was in a relationship with Kate Winslet when the book was published, and yet you have the author stating SM as being gay (not even bi). How does that work?

by Anonymousreply 7006/11/2013

R66 is correct; I just googled it.

It is a university press, so probably it has not received a lot of attention/scrutiny. I don't know what information he would have had.

by Anonymousreply 7106/11/2013

I just found the whole thing kind of strange and, like R71 said, it makes you wonder what information he would have had if he flat out stated in a published book that SM was a "gay male director".

by Anonymousreply 7206/11/2013

I also came across an old interview called Divas of Dish in New York magazines featuring various gossip writers, including Liz Smith and Michael Musto. Here is the Mendes section of the interview:

Molloy: I think everyone has a right to privacy when it comes to their sex life.

Musto: Have I been misreading your column? You're such a liar!

Molloy: You're talking about our item on Nathan Lane?

Musto: You're constantly going there and playing around. Nathan Lane is one of many examples. You wrote about Kevin Spacey at some Oscar party with Sam Mendes "enjoying the guys in their Speedos." Do I have to remind you? You not only outed Spacey -- you outed American Beauty director Sam Mendes! Is Mendes even gay?

Molloy: Wait a minute, a man can enjoy a guy in a Speedo and not be gay. Laughs.

Musto: Tell that to the judge, honey.

by Anonymousreply 7306/17/2013

Here's the quote from the original article about Kevin Spacey titled 'Beauty' and the Beach for Spacey (NY Daily News, April 2, 2000):

Meanwhile, Spacey got a fitting tribute at a post-Oscar party hosted by "Grease" director Randal Kleiser at his Hollywood Hills home. Kleiser had muscular gold-painted, Speedo-sporting waiters dressed as Oscar statues. Spacey, and "American Beauty" producers Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks, director Sam Mendes and writer Alan Bell are said to have liked them almost as much as the golden boys they won earlier in the evening.

by Anonymousreply 7406/17/2013

I don't think Mendes is gay - why do you? Kate seems straight and Rebecca Hall seems straight as well. I don't think Mendes had a fake relationship with them.

by Anonymousreply 7506/17/2013

To be honest I don't know what to think. It's highly possible he's bi - as people here have stated. I'm simply posting what gossip I've found on the Internet to contribute to the conversation/speculation. Like you, I do think Kate's straight and I find it hard to believe that she would enter into a fake relationship as she hardly needed the career boost/publicity, but what do I know?

by Anonymousreply 7606/17/2013

I was getting all ready to post my "confirmation" that Sam Mendes was gay - when I suddenly realized that I was thinking about Seam Mathias - another British theatre director, and former lover of Ian McKellen (and Jude Law), and whose initials are SM.

My bad.

Don't even get me started on Stephen Daldry.

by Anonymousreply 7706/17/2013

Sean Mathias, that is.

by Anonymousreply 7806/17/2013

Ha, so you're not sure about Sam Mendes? What's Daldry's deal?

Meant to add that Rebecca Hall dated actor Simon Woods (Mr. Bingley in 2005's Pride & Prejudice) before he married Christopher Bailey, designer for Burberry. This is from March 2009's London Evening Standard:

"Woods, however, has a relationship history worthy of a gender-bending Shakespearean comedy. While studying English at Oxford, he dated Bond-girl Rosamund Pike, a union that lasted six years, until the pair split and Woods reconsidered his sexuality. He embarked on a relationship with a sculptor, Nick.

Last night Woods seemed very pleased with his decision and happily posed for pictures with Hall. The pair would appear to be rather a good match with their cut-glass English accents, shared penchant for British drama and healthy scepticism of all things Hollywood. Let's just hope Woods doesn't change his mind again."

Just thought it would be interesting to point out given the rumors about Mendes. She has obviously dated bi/potentially gay men in the past.

by Anonymousreply 7906/17/2013

Is Rebecca Hall bearding for her own reasons? Is Rosamund Pike a fag hag, she seems to be with gay or bi guys?

by Anonymousreply 8006/17/2013

R77, do please get started on Stephen Daldry, all the way to the finish.

And and and - Sean Mathias and Jude Law? I'm all ears.

Mathias and McKellen now own a pub in Limehouse I gather. Must be quite the venue.

by Anonymousreply 8106/17/2013

That's what I'm wondering, R80 (regarding Hall). I would totally be willing to believe that Woods and Mendes are bi and that the relationships with Hall are/were genuine, but I don't know. Being called a homewrecker (true or not) certainly didn't do her any favors, but maybe her people view that as being a better alternative to gay speculation, lest she get pigeonholed in acting roles. Is it unreasonable to think that a plan may have been concocted by his and her people? I'm just asking and thinking out loud.

by Anonymousreply 8206/17/2013

Clarification: by "plan" I mean, were they linked together by their people almost from the get-go to deflect from the potential gossip of what was really going on? Maybe doing each other a favor?

by Anonymousreply 8306/17/2013

Is he still with Hall?

And if its true about him and Mckellen then why nothing in the press?

Hes very obviously bi.

by Anonymousreply 8406/28/2013

R84 - Apparently they're still together (meaning we haven't heard otherwise), but there was no mention of her being at the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory premiere this week. It could be that she had prior commitments (or maybe it's just a privacy thing), but I find it strange that there have been little to no sightings of them together in their entire relationship. Again, it could be them being very discrete, but why tell us you're dating in the first place if you, allegedly, want to keep your romance private? It's like they (or their PR) WANT us to know they're "dating". To me this makes sense if SM is allegedly bi/gay, and maybe for RH it's publicity and/or her own bearding situation? They know they won't be followed very closely as they're not at Brangelina status, so by saying "we're dating" the general public will just assume that they are. Could be wrong; just a theory.

by Anonymousreply 8506/28/2013

Hmmm interesting.

Word of their (Winslet and Mendes) split came about end of 2010 but I heard that they had been having trouble for at least a year before that.

There was also a blind item stating a long term (by Hollywood's standards) power couple who are both Oscar winners were breaking up as BOTH of them had new bfs. Sam Mendes and Kate Winslet were top guesses.

Perhaps Hall is bearding for him?

I still don't see why a director would need to beard. He must just be like every other bi guy on the down low.

by Anonymousreply 8606/28/2013

R86 - I believe they announced their split in March 2010 rather than the end of 2010?

But yes, I do remember the blind item about a couple at the 2009 Oscars acting like a couple but going to each of their boyfriends afterwards. KW and SM was a popular guess, as was SJP and Broderick.

I could see SM not wanting his sexuality to potentially overshadow his career, thus the secrecy/potential bearding. Maybe, like actors, directors can also be pigeonholed if their sexuality is known? For example, would he have been offered a "macho" film like Bond if he was an openly gay/bi director? I'm wondering if Hollywood also has that mentality.

by Anonymousreply 8706/28/2013

Looks like Hall and Mendes have finally been seen in public together. If you do a Google news search for either of their names it will give links to the pictures. They were spotted walking around NYC before the premiere of her new movie. Sam doesn't look too happy that they're being photographed.

by Anonymousreply 8808/21/2013

As he's obviously not gay, OP, I'd say no, she did not.

by Anonymousreply 8908/21/2013

R89, Allegedly bi, though...

by Anonymousreply 9008/21/2013

Wonder if he and Hall will get married and have kids. Do men in their late 40's still want kids? Probably depends on the situation.

by Anonymousreply 9108/21/2013

[quote]As he's obviously not gay, OP, I'd say no, she did not

True. He may just enjoy gay subject matter.

by Anonymousreply 9208/21/2013

R92 Ha! I guess now the question should be: does Hall know? If she dated Simon Woods then she's not immune to this kind of thing.

by Anonymousreply 9308/21/2013

He rose to fame for his stage version of Cabaret.

by Anonymousreply 9408/22/2013

I had to laugh at the pictures of Hall and Mendes because it looks like a father taking his daughter out.

If they're really dating I may be the only person who thinks they're telling the truth when they said she wasn't the reason for the breakdown of his marriage. The fact that Rebecca literally laughed off the rumors speaks volumes because say she had cheated and was lying about it, to laugh it off and deny it would show her to be a cold, selfish b*tch who is laughing about the breaking up of a family. She doesn't strike me as that kind of person, and hopefully I'm right.

by Anonymousreply 9508/22/2013

First (and only) pictures we see of Hall and Mendes are after the question of bearding is brought up AND she's in town to promote a movie. They announce their relationship in November 2011 when she has a movie coming out (The Awakening) and he's about to start shooting Bond. Hall's "close relationship" is cited as a reason for the breakdown of his marriage after some people on different gossip sites wonder aloud if the Mendes gay rumors will start again now that he and Kate are done. Maybe I've read DL for too long and am now just too cynical to think these are mere coincidences. Add in a comment Hall made about being OK with people believing the ridiculous rumors because it protects what's actually going on and all I can do is wonder.

by Anonymousreply 9608/23/2013

Simon H. is Mendes' publicist. I wonder what his protocol is for situations like this?

by Anonymousreply 9708/23/2013

Do paps typically hang around Soho and other spots in NYC or is this a situation where his or her publicist made a few calls? As they're not über famous, I think I'd have trouble picking them out and citing them in a busy, crowded place like New York.

by Anonymousreply 9808/24/2013

Maybe he and Hall are together because she's cool with him being bi, as, someone else mentioned, she previously dated Simon Woods, who's now married to a guy. Wonder if they have an open thing going on?

by Anonymousreply 9908/24/2013

There were rumors about Hall and Ben Affleck when they did The Town together, and another site hinted that she may have fucked Jon Favreau for the part in the recent Iron Man movie. I think she's an equal opportunity famewhore.

by Anonymousreply 10008/24/2013

Didn't Mendes and Arthur Laurents despise each other? If Mendes was gay, I think they would've gotten along.

by Anonymousreply 10108/24/2013

What site was that R100? I know the major gossip was about Affleck and Lively but there were also low rumblings about him and Hall. R101, it is possible for 2 gay/bi people to not like each other, no?

by Anonymousreply 10208/24/2013

IF she and Affleck had a thing, I wonder if the Mendes rumors were started to deflect from her alleged Affleck tryst? The Town was set to come out a few months later. Gah, so, so many theories.

by Anonymousreply 10308/24/2013

[quote]Didn't Mendes and Arthur Laurents despise each other? If Mendes was gay, I think they would've gotten along.

Sexuality had nothing to do with it. Laurents hated Mendes because he directed a Gypsy revival on Bway------his turf.

and if you think Laurents liked all gaypeople......well no, just no!!!

by Anonymousreply 10408/24/2013

Lainey Gossip item from February 3, 2011:

A riddle for your troubles? How about this? He strayed with an actress on the set of his recent film, and is now desperate to keep it from his wife, who suspected, but who was won over by a family holiday and his new doting attitude. Only now the other woman is upset, threatening to overturn the peace, so he’s been calling in favours everywhere else to get her cast in another movie she’s not actually right for, just to get her to shut up. The favours he’s using up however could jeopardise his own project, and the people who are counting on his participation are getting increasingly anxious that he might f-ck it up for everyone else. Major stress and sleepless nights. It’s Not Blake Lively.

Many guessed Ben Affleck and Rebecca Hall on The Town. Some sites say that Blake was the red herring and that his affair was actually with Rebecca, so maybe the Mendes gossip was started to deflect from the Affleck stuff? I can't see Rebecca being the blackmailing type, but who knows? The "movie she's not actually right for" could be Lay the Favorite, which came out in 2011. It was panned pretty much across the board and Rebecca's performance (as a former stripper turned math genius) has been described as "annoying."

by Anonymousreply 10508/26/2013

[quote]The "movie she's not actually right for" could be Lay the Favorite

This title brings out the stunted little Beavis in me

by Anonymousreply 10608/26/2013

r105 that blind by Lainey was later revealed to be about Affleck and Olga Kurylenko from when they did Into the Wonder together. It doesn't mean the whispers about he and Hall weren't valid though. And those about Blake, etc.

Ben sure gets around some.

by Anonymousreply 10708/26/2013

Kate pings

by Anonymousreply 10808/26/2013

It's sad what a lonely, ambitious fat girl will do to advance herself in this business.

by Anonymousreply 10908/26/2013

Mendes seemed to me to be briefly endorsing or encouraging the notion of Jake simulating sex with some of the grunts in the director's interview on the Jarhead DVD. Rather than shy away from it as some directors might have done.

Also, he pinged.

by Anonymousreply 11108/26/2013

And Lainey talks shit.

So do most blind item sites imo.

by Anonymousreply 11208/26/2013

R111, I also remember listening to some behind-the-scenes stuff on the Road to Perdition DVD and Mendes described Jude Law as "sexy". It didn't even seem like an objective director's comment - just Mendes thinking he was sexy. When did their alleged relationship take place?

by Anonymousreply 11308/26/2013

Could there be a more obvious bisexual?

by Anonymousreply 11408/26/2013

Everyone in the theatre is gay!

by Anonymousreply 11508/26/2013

r107, I thought it was Christopher Nolan and some odd actress for his last Batman movie.

by Anonymousreply 11608/27/2013

R114, one who likes to keep his male relationships reallll quiet, at least from the media. Has to be intentional, and the only reason I can think of is so it doesn't potentially affect his career, or maybe someone close to him (like a parent) has a problem with it?

by Anonymousreply 11708/27/2013

Did Mendes and Simon Russell Beale ever have a thing?

by Anonymousreply 11808/27/2013

Its difficult with British guys...why must they all act so camp!

That being said I agree, he must be bisexual.

by Anonymousreply 11908/27/2013

I'm just going to leave this here...

by Anonymousreply 12008/27/2013

Mendes seems straight to me.

by Anonymousreply 12108/27/2013

R121, Reasons for thinking so?

by Anonymousreply 12208/27/2013

I've never even met him and I knew it, so how did she miss it?

by Anonymousreply 12308/27/2013

I wonder if Kate thought he was, at the most, bi. Who knows what he told her or how he portrayed himself to her.

by Anonymousreply 12408/27/2013

[quote]Who knows what he told her or how he portrayed himself to her.

Probably Emma Thompson, Kate's BFF, who had issues of her own back in the day with Branagh.

by Anonymousreply 12508/27/2013

R125, Thompson telling Winslet that Mendes was bi/gay? I do remember the rumors about Branagh.

by Anonymousreply 12608/27/2013

Mendes is straight.

by Anonymousreply 12708/27/2013

R127, are the people who talked about Jude Law and Ian McKellan lying?

by Anonymousreply 12808/27/2013

R127, on the payroll?

by Anonymousreply 12908/27/2013

R6 is a troll posting random flamebait. How retarded do you have to be to respond to it?

by Anonymousreply 13008/27/2013

[quote]Thompson telling Winslet that Mendes was bi/gay?

Rather Winslet telling Thompson, when Kate spent time with ET after the break-up.

Thompson had doubtless heard stuff anyway via Fry and the Cambridge mafia. And yes, rumour had it that Branagh getting caught with Keanu was the dealbreaker. (She would hardly have been the first to know about that.) So, a sympathetic older showbiz sister.

by Anonymousreply 13108/27/2013

R131, that would make sense. I feel like Kate has dropped very subtle hints since their split but maybe I'm reading too much into her statements. One of them was her saying that it took someone putting his hand on her ("a gay male friend, actually") after her split from Sam and telling her that it was OK to cry. Why mention that the friend was gay? It could have been an insignificant, throw away comment, but I somehow felt it was related to her own situation.

by Anonymousreply 13208/27/2013

Wonder if Hall was used as the red herring in the Winslet/Mendes breakup as Bonham-Carter was maybe used as the red herring in the Thompson/Branagh breakup?

by Anonymousreply 13308/27/2013

Branagh's married again, with kids, so no, not gay.

by Anonymousreply 13408/27/2013

R134, Last time I checked Branagh didn't have any kids.

by Anonymousreply 13508/27/2013

r135 mea culpa, but he's been married to an overweight chick for like 12 years, she was HBC's friend and makeup artist. So, he's not gay, just probably a depressive miserable Irish guy.

by Anonymousreply 13608/27/2013

Kate's no intellectual and Mendes is an intellectual snob. He took up with Hall because she appealed to his snobbishness and intellectual pretensions.

Don't think Mendes is gay. He wouldn't have to have a beard, for God's sake, he's a British stage director - the vast majority of them ARE gay and make no bones about it.

by Anonymousreply 13708/27/2013

R137, Fair enough. What can you say about the rumors regarding Keanu and Ken and Sam with Jude and Ian?

by Anonymousreply 13808/27/2013

It should also be said that Branagh and Mendes aren't JUST theatre directors but are Hollywood film directors as well.

by Anonymousreply 13908/27/2013

Interesting, R140. I don't mean this in a sarcastic way but do you have some insider knowledge about this, Mendes/Winslet and Thompson/Branagh. I can't see Winslet bearding, so perhaps he convinced her he was straight or bi? It seems like a situation where he's not completely comfortable with his sexuality, or he's suppressing it for his film career.

by Anonymousreply 14108/27/2013

Sam and Ken both seem like smart guys; they probably saw that homophobia exists in Hollywood and that, if they are gay/bi, it's best to keep it on the down low.

by Anonymousreply 14308/27/2013

Maybe Sam controls himself better then Ken did.

by Anonymousreply 14408/27/2013

Sorry. I don't have any insider information. I just thought Sam was gay, first time I saw a picture of him or saw him in an interview and then I read that Kate Winslet married him and I thought, hummmm.

When Keanu made Much Ado about Nothing, there were a ton of rumors swirling around about him. Any time Ken talked about Keanu he seemed love struck. I knew they had become friends and Ken visited Keanu in Nepal when he was filming with Bertolucci.

Like you R141, I wish I had some real information, not just rumor and intuition.

by Anonymousreply 14508/27/2013

I know what you mean, R145. I've been a fan of Kate's work for a long time and it wasn't until she started seeing Sam that I came to learn more about him. Just from pictures, interviews, and a little background information I thought "Hmmm."

by Anonymousreply 14608/27/2013

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by Anonymousreply 14708/27/2013

I don't think Mendes is gay, maybe bi but not gay. No gay man would waste all that time with women.

by Anonymousreply 14808/28/2013

"No gay man would waste all that time with women."

Except for closeted ones who are trying to portray themselves as straight. You can totally think Sam's straight or bi but there are, undoubtedly, gay men in Hollywood who "waste all that time with women." Sam could or could not be one of them.

by Anonymousreply 14908/28/2013

If John Travolta and Hugh Jackman can carry it off...why not Sam?

by Anonymousreply 15008/28/2013

R150, Bingo. Just because someone "works in the theatre" and "has no reason to beard" doesn't mean they're immune to it, ESPECIALLY if they have their sights on directing Hollywood films and are perceptive enough to realize that, in Hollywood, it's more beneficial to be in than out.. Unfortunately.

by Anonymousreply 15108/28/2013

Mendes is a director, not a matinee idol.There are lots of openly gay American theatre and film directors. It doesn't affect their careers and wouldn't affect Mendes' either. I guess some poster on here has a crush on him and can't accept that the guy is straight. Though why anybody would have a crush on him is fairly inexplicable given he is not vaguely hot and comes across as a pretentious prat and intellectual snob.

by Anonymousreply 15208/28/2013

Agree, with R152 He's not a target for fraus.

by Anonymousreply 15308/29/2013

The gay rumors stem from his choice of material (American Beauty), the loving way his camera lingered on Jake's butt in Jarhead, and his interjection and increasing the focus of gay story lines in his early theatre work. (Company, Cabaret)

by Anonymousreply 15408/29/2013

He also suggested making James Bond bisexual.

by Anonymousreply 15508/29/2013

Maybe he's bisexual but I don't think he's gay.

People who stay in the closet are people who fear to lose the female audience and it's not the case with him.

It's a different case from Travolta and even Jackman who has "something" that also doesn't add up.

by Anonymousreply 15608/29/2013

His film choices had nothing to do with why I thought he was gay. I just thought he was gay first time I saw him. I just assumed everyone thought that.

by Anonymousreply 15708/29/2013

[quote]Maybe he's bisexual but I don't think he's gay.

no such thing as male bisexuality

he is either straight, gay or gay and unable to deal with it so faking it with women

by Anonymousreply 15808/29/2013

Totally disagree R158, bisexuality exists. Yes, some use this excuse before coming out as totally gay and uninterested in women but that doesn't rule out the fact that some are bi.

R157 You assume wrongly. I'm gay and with a good gayradar and never thought Mendes was gay.

by Anonymousreply 15908/29/2013

r159=not that bright

by Anonymousreply 16008/29/2013

Of course she did, but that's hardly the point. She's like the Mariah Carey of the movie biz.

by Anonymousreply 16108/29/2013

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by Anonymousreply 16208/29/2013

R160 Not that bright just because I disagree with you? That's very "bright" of you.

R162 Personally, I disagree. In most cases people don't even know who the Writers and the producers are.

by Anonymousreply 16308/29/2013

[quote]I disagree. In most cases people don't even know who the Writers and the producers are.

The people who hire them do...

by Anonymousreply 16408/29/2013

And so what?

by Anonymousreply 16508/29/2013

and they won't hire them. Duh.

by Anonymousreply 16608/29/2013

Good find, R162. Would Sam have been offered "macho" films like Jarhead and Skyfall if he was an out director? It's debatable. Homophobia may not apply as strongly to directors, writers, etc. as it does to actors, but I have no doubt that it does still apply. Some audiences might not know who they are, but as R164 said, the people that hire them do. It sounds crazy and stupid, but Hollywood is a crazy and stupid world.

I think this is a case of us agreeing to disagree.

by Anonymousreply 16708/29/2013

R166 Because you say so?

I thought people were hired for their talent, especially writers and directors and for the income they bring, like Mendes did for Skyfall.

by Anonymousreply 16808/29/2013

You are delusional if you think there isn't homophobia in Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 16908/29/2013

I'd always heard that Branagh was ambitiosexual in his younger years. I always thought he was bi with a preference for men, once he'd made it.

If closeting or discretion was an issue for Mendes, what was he doing with Serena all that time?

by Anonymousreply 17008/29/2013

I'm not sure how substantiated that 'relationship' with Mckellen is but it seems like it was clearly a give and take dynamic with Mendes clearly using him for networking and a good word

by Anonymousreply 17108/29/2013

r171 Exactly.

r167 Why crazy and stupid? Have you lived in the real world? Never had someone discriminate against you and give the WORST person the best job? When I was young-there has been many-I was old I couldn't work the floors as a waitress because I was black; well someone told me but I'd always wondered. The boss wasn't a bad guy and weirdly enough we got on really well but that's what he believed would be an issue.

r165 Damn you have either never worked AT ALL, esp in the entertainment industry or finance OR you have never read ANY books at ALL esp books like Wall Street or Bonfire of the Vanities.

I don't believe I am saying this on DL but are people really that stupid that they think people get their jobs because of talent? Oh my. In a way I am envious some of you have either never had a job, are pure dumb when you do have a job or have never dealt with incompetence via someone in a more senior position then you!

by Anonymousreply 17208/29/2013

Yes, I have dealt with incompetence but I've Always dealt with jealousy. But that doesn't make a person gay.

by Anonymousreply 17308/29/2013

Totally agree, R172.

by Anonymousreply 17408/29/2013

R172 Totally disagree.

by Anonymousreply 17508/29/2013

Agree very much with R172. It's extreme, but very often the case.

by Anonymousreply 17608/29/2013

Totally disagree for Mendes. He's proved to be a very good director.

by Anonymousreply 17708/29/2013

There are situations where people get jobs because of talent, in other situations it's because of who they know, and sometimes it's a little bit of both. I think Mendes has shown himself to be a talented director but it wouldn't surprise me if connections/networking helped get him to where he is. But, that could be said for a LOT of people. Him hooking up with Serena (allegedly) was probably a huge boost in the theatre world. Whether Serena was used for connections, was a genuine relationship, or both is something we will probably never know.

by Anonymousreply 17808/29/2013

R178, thanks for the reasonable post.

by Anonymousreply 17908/29/2013

R179, Haha my pleasure. Bottom line: I don't think I could survive in Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 18008/29/2013

Anybody who tries to doubt that bisexuality exists is just jealous that somebody has a capacity to enjoy both men and women.

by Anonymousreply 18108/29/2013

Hell, I work a menial job in administration and my connections there helped. It always helps to have connections. Even to do shitty work.

by Anonymousreply 18208/29/2013

People more often get jobs because of sexual appeal then because of talent. That's even the way it is outside of Hollywood. That's why brilliant well trained and educated 59 year olds don't get hired.

The second way you get a job...if you know somebody.

by Anonymousreply 18308/29/2013

R159, I didn't disagree with your statement that Mendez didn't set off your gaydare. He set off mine but I'm not invested in his sexuality one way or another.

by Anonymousreply 18408/29/2013

In the British theatre, being gay is certainly not a disadvantage, so if Mendes were gay, he would not have hesitated to let it be known. Also, in the British theatre, being a well-connected Jewish grad of Cambridge certainly doesn't hurt.

As for Mendes being a closet case, if he is he has to be the only one in the history of the world who ever played cricket or became obsessed with watching cricket matches - the most boring, least gay sport ever known to mankind.

by Anonymousreply 18508/29/2013

R185, I've actually read on various message boards that he was opening gay in the London theatre world pre-Kate, so perhaps he started downplaying it when he got into movies? In theatre it doesn't really matter, but movies/Hollywood is another thing. Playing the game and such.

by Anonymousreply 18608/29/2013

[quote]Anybody who tries to doubt that bisexuality exists is just jealous that somebody has a capacity to enjoy both men and women

ah r181 The infamous cry of the narcissist: YOU'RE JUST JEALOUS!!!

by Anonymousreply 18708/29/2013

"cricket matches - the most boring, least gay sport ever known to mankind."

You're being sarcastic, right? Don't they wear white sweater vests?

by Anonymousreply 18808/29/2013

R186 Links or it never happened (except in your mind)

by Anonymousreply 18908/30/2013

Kate was married when she met him, to the guy that was her baby daddy #1, right? Then she started her affair with him and that ended it. The guy was pretty bitter about it. Kate seemed flighty.

by Anonymousreply 19008/30/2013

He married a fat girl=gay

by Anonymousreply 19108/30/2013

Found on the Female First message board. This poster copied and pasted info that was posted on here a few years back. SM = Mendes, KW = Winslet

Hi all..I'll try to comment on the other posts. GP is bi. Do you think her relationship with Madge is strictly platonic? BA has a lot of addiction issues, with sexuality being one of them. He is totally self-destructive and that is why GP left him and that will be why JG does too. SM is no stranger to same sex hookups. I have never heard the same about KW but who knows...The poster (make-up artist) pretty much nails it on LD, LH and TM. CD & Kirsten Dunst have been on/off smack for years. KD descended in hardcore drugs after she caught Jake Gyllenhall in bed with Austin NIchols at the Chateau Marmont several years ago. And no matter what you read she has never recovered. His sister fixed them up hoping he was bi like the rest of the family. Guess what? He's not. Not a well kept secret. Anyway, his Mom has had an on/off affair with JLC for years.

by Anonymousreply 19208/30/2013

Here's the link to the FF message board where I found it.

In regards to Kate's first marriage, came across this on the Celebitchy comments section for for 10/3/11 and 11/27/11:

From 11/27/11, winYT says: Winslet’s first husband cheated on her and gave her a STD. She had every reason to dump him.

From 10/3/11, wtf: Kate’s first husband cheated on her and gave her a STD, that is the reason why she divorced him.

by Anonymousreply 19308/30/2013

Also:

"Never got the Sam Mendes-Kate Winslet thing, a few years before they had even hooked up, a friend of mine who worked in the theatre in London had told me that Mendes was known to be gay."

by Anonymousreply 19408/30/2013

So Naomi Foner (Gyllenhaals' mother) had an affair with Jaime Lee Curtis for years? wow. And Cam Diaz and Kristin Dunst have both been on/off the horse (per r192's link). That's better than the Mendes gossip.

Same link shares a blind about Jolie and Winslet seeing the same woman at different times, a few yrs ago. Don't know if I believe that Winslet would have a long term thing with a woman. She seems so addicted to straight romance and marriage.

by Anonymousreply 19508/31/2013

R195, Yeah I'm not sure about that either. I may be naïve but like you I think Kate's all about the straight, monogamous relationships. Could be wrong but that's just my feeling. I wonder when Mendes's alleged relationship with Law took place - whether in theatre or during Road to Perdition.

by Anonymousreply 19608/31/2013

Comment found on Jezebel right after Kate and Sam announced their split:

"A friend of mine works in the film industry and has worked with Mendes. According to said friend, there have long been rumors about infidelity, homosexuality and an unusual relationship between DiCaprio/Mendes/Winslet. I have no idea if any of it is true (and for all we know, it isn't at all), but it does make me wonder."

by Anonymousreply 19709/03/2013

Hey r192, I don't know who have of those initials stand for...who is BA?

by Anonymousreply 19809/03/2013

R198, Affleck.

by Anonymousreply 19909/03/2013

Yes, I've heard Affleck actually does have a gambling addiction but he's still gambling so...

by Anonymousreply 20009/03/2013

Relating to Affleck and Mendes: people speculated that Affleck wouldn't have married Garner if she hadn't gotten pregnant. The same has been said about Mendes (Mr. I don't believe in marriage) who married Winslet when she was pregnant.

by Anonymousreply 20209/03/2013

and then there's Matt Damon

by Anonymousreply 20309/03/2013

Mendes to stage revival of his version of Cabaret with Rob Marshall as co-director/choreographer. Michelle Williams will star opposite Alan Cumming.

by Anonymousreply 20409/03/2013

ugh, Michelle Williams

Why is she always forced on us?

by Anonymousreply 20509/03/2013

I didn't know she could sing/dance? We shall find out. I may be in the minority but I thought she was surprisingly good as Marilyn Monroe, so she might surprise us with Cabaret.

I wonder why Mendes is deciding to re-stage this. I read an interview in which he said he doesn't like to "look back," he'd much rather move forward.

by Anonymousreply 20609/03/2013

Mendes' current "girlfriend" getting slammed for her choice of footwear:

by Anonymousreply 20709/04/2013

Is it possible Weisz was a beard for him as well as there's speculation that she's Craig's beard? I've tried to find pictures of Weisz and Mendes together when they were "dating" and there are none, just like they were none of Mendes and Hall until recently when she had a movie coming out.

by Anonymousreply 20809/09/2013

R208: Weisz, Craig, and Mendes are all bisexual. Don't know about Hall.

by Anonymousreply 20909/09/2013

R209, I have heard that they're all (meaning Weisz, Craig and Mendes), at the very least, bisexual. Hall apparently dated a guy (Simon Woods) before he went on to marry a man. Hot damn, maybe everyone is bi.

by Anonymousreply 21009/09/2013

It wouldn't surprise me if there was some self-deception on Sam's part and he, in turn, unintentionally deceived Kate.

by Anonymousreply 21109/09/2013

Who has Daniel Craig hooked up with?

by Anonymousreply 21209/09/2013

R212, allegedly a guy at a Venice gay bar, according to an article in the National Enquirer (take from that what you will). He is also said to be a member of the David Barton gym in NYC, which apparently has a lot of gay patrons. There's a thread on here that deals with the rumors regarding his orientation.

by Anonymousreply 21309/10/2013

The Weitz/Craig marriage was very sudden. It always seemed like preemptive publicity strike to avoid becoming a Jennifer Aniston to Natalie Potman and Darren Aronofsky's Angie and Brad.

by Anonymousreply 21409/10/2013

R214, I remember reading blind items regarding the mystery of the paternity of Natalie's baby, which alluded that Darren was actually the father. I try to take those things with a grain of salt, but Natalie's son looks an AWFUL lot like Darren/Darren's other son.

Concerning Mendes, that's kind of how I feel about the Hall "relationship". There was no mention of her until after Kate and Sam announced their split and after people wondered if the gay rumors about him would resurface.

by Anonymousreply 21509/10/2013

[quote]The Weitz/Craig marriage was very sudden. It always seemed like preemptive publicity strike to avoid becoming a Jennifer Aniston to Natalie Potman and Darren Aronofsky's Angie and Brad.

Only Portman and Aronofsky didn't end up together, and probably wouldn't have even had they wanted to. She was up for Best actress, no way was she going to ruin her chances with a scandalous affair and a marriage break up. Aronofsky is no Pitt - no one would see why two gorgeous women would fight over him.

Weisz is respected by Academy voters, they wouldn't have forgiven her as they did Jolie and certainly not so soon.

by Anonymousreply 21609/10/2013

[quote]Weisz is respected by Academy voters, they wouldn't have forgiven her as they did Jolie and certainly not so soon.

huh r128

Weitz wasn't even nominated for anything that year What does the academy have do to with it? I meant her ego probably didn't want the personna of the jilted wife and Craig and she were friends and he may have needed a beard so...who knows.

by Anonymousreply 21709/10/2013

Sorry poor wording, should have typed "they wouldn't have forgiven Portman as they did Jolie...".

Was referring to Weisz being liked by Academy voters so they wouldn't easily forgive NatPort at least not so soon (She won for Black Swan only months after the split).

by Anonymousreply 21809/10/2013

R218, it would have been interesting to see if Natalie would have won had the scandal been made public.

I'm wondering how far Mendes and Hall will take their relationship.

by Anonymousreply 21909/11/2013

what about the rumors that victor garber is the spermy donor father of garner's kids?

by Anonymousreply 22009/11/2013

R220 Hahaha what? I never heard that rumor...

Do you guys think Mendes is done having kids? Apparently that was an issue between him and Kate (her wanting more, him not).

by Anonymousreply 22109/11/2013

Violet Affleck does look a lot like Victor.

by Anonymousreply 22209/11/2013

I don't know how this became a thread about the Afflecks, but that oldest kid looks like Garner and Michael Vartan to me.

by Anonymousreply 22309/11/2013

Here we go, trying to get this thread back on track...sort of...

Just saw that John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are expecting a baby. According to CDAN (take from that what you will) Emily has allegedly cheated on John and people are wondering why they're 1. even married, and 2. why they're having a baby. People also wondered if she's bearding for him. There weren't any rumors about him and Mendes during Away We Go, were there?

by Anonymousreply 22409/11/2013

Original blind that was talked about before (with the link):

BlindGossip – There was a well-known entertainment pair at the Academy Awards who sat together, occasionally holding and laughing together. What a nice couple! Not. They actually can’t stand each other and haven’t lived together in months. However, as one of Hollywood’s perceived stable couples, they are not yet ready to explain to the world that their long-time (by Hollywood standards) relationship is over. Certainly not in such a public setting. And if one of them had showed up solo, or with another escort, it would have brought up too many questions. So it was easier just to go together, pretend that everything’s great, and to go their separate ways after the big event… each to a new boyfriend.

This blind was from March 10, 2010, just a few days before Kate and Sam announced their split. Even though Sam wasn't at the Oscars with her in 2010, he was with her in 2009, and the blind doesn't specify which Oscars ceremony it was.

by Anonymousreply 22509/11/2013

[quote]Violet Affleck does look a lot like Victor.

Never noticed that before but now that you mention it, she does. A bit. The middle girl is Ben's doppleganger though.

It's the resemblance of the new little boy to Damon that I can't get over. I know its just coincidence but its eerie. He'll probably look like Jen as he gets bigger.

by Anonymousreply 22609/11/2013

Wonder if Mendes' connection to Hall has anything to do with securing the first Bond gig and his continuing to work on Bond?

by Anonymousreply 22709/12/2013

For people in the know: when did he allegedly date Jude?

by Anonymousreply 22809/16/2013

Was it during Road to Perdition, or was he (Jude) with Sadie then?

by Anonymousreply 22909/16/2013

General question (relating to this discussion): is it possible for publicists to remove articles about their clients from Google? If you type in 'Sam Mendes' or 'Rebecca Hall' on Google and then click news it seems the article from the Daily Mail of them walking around NYC has disappeared. It used to be on page 1 of their respective Google news pages, but now it's nowhere to be found. Granted you can still find the article, but it doesn't show up on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. pages of their respective Google news searches. Is it possible the publicist(s) removed it due to bad press?

by Anonymousreply 23009/18/2013

R230, Google removes news items once they are 30 days old.

I know blind items are a bit of a 4 letter word here, but had to share this:

This actress is C list. A good actress but more known for her parents than her acting ability. Oh and her boyfriend. She was known for him too. Our actress ran into this B+ actor from a hit franchise that hit a bit of a bump this year when the latest installment was released. he is taking some of the blame and broached the idea of the actress being his beard. She's all for it. Loves it as a matter of fact.

My guess: Good C-list actress known more for her parents: Rebecca Hall(parents Peter the director and Maria the opera singer) Boyfriend she was known for: Sam Mendes B+ actor from a franchise who hit a bit of a bump: Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek (there was some backlash over him being cast as Kahn)

Benedict and Rebecca were in two projects together: Starter For 10 and Parade's End

by Anonymousreply 23109/24/2013

I've never even heard of Rebecca Hall or her parents.

by Anonymousreply 23209/24/2013

R232, I think in Britain she's more well known but even then I'm under the impression that a lot of that has to do with her parents (and now her connection to Sam). Apparently her dad is a theatre royalty. He's actually a Sir.

by Anonymousreply 23309/24/2013

From ONTD when Kate and Sam split:

No one cares, but one of my best friends interns for Premiere PR and she's one of two of Sara Keene's assistants, who's this director of something now in the company, but she use to be Sam Mendes' publicist, and the shit ex-publicists spill is incredible. Of course she could be lying, but the evidence is way too substantial to be merely coincidental. Supposedly he's been cheating on Kate for a long ass time now and she was one of many who had to cover for his affairs. Tabloids are shit, she's lyin', w/e, but I unfortunately believe his publicist. :/

Doesn't say WHO these alleged affairs were with.

by Anonymousreply 23409/26/2013

A blind gossip item from 6/10/2010, reposted on BlindBuzz (with commentary):

Beard Meets Beard:

Which tabloid favorites have broken up over a discovery that will shock the ever-faithful gossip hounds across the pond? While the tabloids will report that their was no third party involved, there was. A guy. Not for her. For him. The real reason they split is because she discovered him in bed with another man. It wasn’t the first time. Oh, and in case you are wondering about their child/ren, it might be helpful to know that their conception took place in a lab, not the bedroom. (Blind Gossip)

It sounds like this could be Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes, although we wouldn't really consider them "tabloid fixtures."

by Anonymousreply 23509/30/2013

New pictures of Sam and Rebecca in Dublin (where he's working on Penny Dreadful with Josh Hartnett).

I don't know...even if the relationship is legit and he's uncomfortable by the paparazzi the lack of affection between them is obvious; it was the same in their Soho pictures. I'm kind of getting a DiCaprio vibe from him.

by Anonymousreply 23610/16/2013

In response to a Debbie Schlussel review of Skyfall (does this guy know something we don't?):

"Well, Debbie, thanks again. You kept me from taking my kids to see “Skyfall.” After your review, I saw that the director of the movie was Sam Mendes, the homosexual who directed the anti-heterosexual, anti-marriage anti-American “American Beauty.” What he did to James Bond reminds me of what the homosexual Joel Schumacher did to Batman and Robin."

by Anonymousreply 23710/16/2013

Another discussion board entry around the time Kate and Sam announced their split:

"I have read that there are rumors that he is gay. Or at least was gay in the 90's, before he got married. I have no idea if it's true or not."

by Anonymousreply 23810/16/2013

R236, purely superficial: NOT feeling Rebecca's outfit. The length of the skirt plus the gray tights and clunky shoes looks schoolmarm-y.

by Anonymousreply 23910/16/2013

I like that schoolmarmy look. It is anti-Kardashian.

by Anonymousreply 24010/16/2013

R240, I like a more conservative look, too, but I think if the skirt was above the knees and the tights were a sheer black it would look less dowdy.

Anyway, these two have allegedly been together for quite awhile, yet they don't look very comfortable with each other. I don't know, their whole situation is confusing.

by Anonymousreply 24110/17/2013

That pic was taken outside the Shelbourne Hotel on Stephen's Green. I live in Dublin but probably wouldn't even have recognized them. The air between them is positively "frosty."

by Anonymousreply 24210/17/2013

Wow! TWO HUNDRED AND TWO posts about this!?!

by Anonymousreply 24310/17/2013

I meant 242...40 times more mind boggling.

by Anonymousreply 24410/17/2013

Thanks for the location info, R242.

Let's say that this relationship is genuine and there may or may not have been cheating going on; WHY, would someone as young and seemingly talented as Rebecca pursue this relationship? You were accused of cheating with this person and now you're "with them", making you both look like liars. Why would you risk your career and reputation for something that probably isn't long term? The only situation I can think of is that it's a potential arrangement: bwardibg for him, publicity for her.

Maybe I'm just too cynical and it's a totally different in private (genuine and loving and whatnot), but look at their body language and tell me that's a happy couple.

by Anonymousreply 24510/17/2013

R243, there's clearly speculation about it. All the stuff that's been found on the web and posted here has been interesting, especially the line from that Matthew Tinkcom book.

by Anonymousreply 24610/17/2013

Holy typos: meant to write 'bearding' and 'it's a totally different situation in private'

by Anonymousreply 24710/17/2013

R246, you mean this quote:

"In American Beauty, gay director Sam Mendes"

by Anonymousreply 24810/17/2013

Mendes doesn't seem like a very happy dude. Anyone ever met him before?

by Anonymousreply 24910/17/2013

*farts

by Anonymousreply 25010/17/2013

R250, Was that your way of bumping the conversation or do you have something to contribute? :)

by Anonymousreply 25110/17/2013

This was awhile ago but someone posted on the imdb message board for Sam that (and I'm paraphrasing here): you beared, oops, married, a certain celeb and that you've father your public child.

I know, super vague and not helpful unless you have the actual post (which is long gone - I checked) but the comments struck me as interesting, especially the "public child" part. Not sure what the poster meant by that.

by Anonymousreply 25210/17/2013

[quote]Not sure what the poster meant by that.

Not sure I care...Love Sam.

Why do you especially value a post on imdb as though its the bible?

You guys must find him especially attractive if you go on & on like this.

by Anonymousreply 25310/17/2013

R253 - this is a gossip site, correct? And this board is dedicated to Sam and speculation about his sexuality, yes?

Enclosed is a picture of Sam and Javier at Javier's Walk of Fame ceremony. Friendly!

by Anonymousreply 25410/17/2013

There are Irish people on DL? How did you find out about this site?

by Anonymousreply 25510/17/2013

Can't believe no one brought up the fact that he directed this uber straight commercial.

by Anonymousreply 25611/14/2013

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by Anonymousreply 25707/15/2014

Is Kate still with Branson's nephew? God, she can pick 'em can't she.

by Anonymousreply 25807/15/2014

Still together, R258. You know what, though? I know nothing about the guy but I wouldn't be surprised if he's a good fit for Kate. They both seem like they know how to let their hair down, which is an impression I never got of Mendes. I'm sure Sam's a decent guy, but between his alleged gayness and the seeming differences in his and Kate's personalities I'm not surprised they didn't last.

by Anonymousreply 25907/18/2014

Rebecca Hall never dated Simon Woods. They starred together in Starter for 10 and are friends.

r79 posted an article by the Evening Standard, they corrected themselves later:

"Simon weaves a tangled web DISHY actor Simon Woods’s love-life continues to astound us. The Cranford actor has a relationship history worthy of a gender-bending Shakespearean comedy.

At university he was happily ensconced with Bond girl Rosamund Pike. After breaking up with her he dated a male sculptor called Nick. Earlier this year it was reported he had hitched up with actress Rebecca Hall. Now he appears to be dating Christopher Bailey, the creative director of Burberry.

Woods and Hall , daughter of Sir Peter Hall and star of the Woody Allen film Vicky Cristina Barcelona, made their first public outing at the V&A’s opening of its new Theatre and Performance galleries where they held hands for most of the evening and Hall introduced the fairhaired actor to friends as “my boyfriend”.

But was the relationship for real? With Simon you can just never tell. The Londoner was inundated with calls from distressed young ladies who all insisted that the ever-desirable Simon really was still batting for the other side. And now it appears that all the V&A flirting may have been a joke as Bailey and Woods have reportedly now been together for six months.

Let’s hope the ladies of London aren’t too disheartened."

by Anonymousreply 26008/11/2014

I'm more curious as to who advised Rebecca Hall that it was wise for her to publicly pursue a relationship with someone whose marriage she was accused of interfering with. Risky PR move meant to drum up publicity for herself and, thus, her career, or is it genuinely about love?

by Anonymousreply 26108/19/2014

Rebecca's PR person is Bryna Rifkin. Rifkin represents Jennifer Lawrence, who, as we all know, is having her own little PR situation right now. The link shows Bryna being a bulldog on the red carpet.

by Anonymousreply 26209/02/2014

Any behind-the-scenes theatre dirt on Sam?

by Anonymousreply 26309/30/2014

When did Sam allegedly hook up with Jude Law?

by Anonymousreply 26410/14/2014

R262 What an unattractive little troll of a woman.

by Anonymousreply 26510/14/2014

I'm with 265...that chick is stressful.

by Anonymousreply 26610/14/2014

R265, that Bryna woman also represents Michelle Rodriguez...wonder if she gave the go-ahead for her little fauxmance with Efron? How do those situations work exactly?

by Anonymousreply 26710/14/2014

I'm I the only one who remembers the old talk about Jude Law, Ewan McGregor, and Jonny Lee Miller being part of a group of swingers? They've each given interviews that have referenced their special sexual situation.

So, I think it's safe to assume anyone who is associated with any one of them is bisexual. It's just easier that way.

by Anonymousreply 26810/19/2014

Just remembered one of those award season photo spreads in one of the glossies: all the stars in various eye-catching set-ups.

One featured Jude Law and Ewan McGregor in a double bed (wearing robes, reading papers). Doubtless an in-joke they were happy to go along with.

by Anonymousreply 26910/20/2014

I'm surprised Rebecca's PR didn't set her up with Benedict Cumberbatch. That would have been good publicity for Parade's End and she probably wouldn't have received the blow back she got from being painted as "the other woman" in the Sam/Kate break up.

by Anonymousreply 27011/24/2014

Kate Winslet seems to have a very complicated relationship to sexuality (her own). She seems well at ease with gay men. Seems uncomfortable around lesbians, though I don't know about that.

by Anonymousreply 27111/24/2014

Do you know Kate, R271?

by Anonymousreply 27211/24/2014

Not at all and I regret posting what I did. If some websmaster could erase the product of my stupidity...

And the worst of it is that I like kate Winslet. Her best role was Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but she's had plenty of great turns. Jude, Revolutionary Road, Mildred Pierce, Heavenly Creatures...

I don't know what came over me.

by Anonymousreply 27311/24/2014

Re: theatre directors not bearding...Mike Nichols, anyone?

Sam did look up to him.

by Anonymousreply 27412/01/2014

R274, Also, Stephen Daldry.

Sam is also rumored to have "dated" Cameron Diaz, who also "dated" Justin Timberlake, Jared Leto and Matt Dillon. Whose PR person put out that piece of gossip?

by Anonymousreply 27512/02/2014

Did Sam and Jude hook up during Road to Perdition? There are some posters on here who seem to have inside info.

by Anonymousreply 27612/29/2014

As usual, DL calls a man who was formerly married and is currently in a heterosexual relationship a homosexual, when the most he could be said to be is bisexual.

by Anonymousreply 27712/29/2014

So tell me about his alleged bisexuality, R277.

by Anonymousreply 27812/29/2014

Let's not forget, R277, that Kate Winslet is secretly a lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 27912/29/2014

You're quite correct, r278, that I don't have any evidence of his bisexuality; the evidence I provided above actually supports his heterosexuality.

by Anonymousreply 28012/29/2014

But is there even gossip to support that, R279? With Sam there's at least stuff out there.

by Anonymousreply 28112/29/2014

Fat pretentious Brit cunt

by Anonymousreply 28212/29/2014

Thanks, R280. I see you've been getting your checks in the mail just fine.

by Anonymousreply 28312/29/2014

His work is what makes him seem gay.

Gaying up Company and Cabaret. American Beauty. Jarhead (which is practically gay porn with all those lovingly nude shots of Jake G.)

by Anonymousreply 28412/29/2014

I need to find the quote again, but Rebecca Hall's father (a theatre director) talked about an actor he worked with bearding back in the day because, to loosely quote him, "that's just what you did."

I don't think it's outside the realm of possibility to suggest that an actress needing/wanting more visibility would beard for a high profile director who was in talks to work on a major film franchise that centered around a womanizing action hero.

And, like R284 said, his work provides a lot of evidence. How many musicals has this guy directed?

by Anonymousreply 28501/21/2015

I side-eye Sam for signing that Roman Polanski petition. I know Kate worked with him but as far as I know she didn't sign the petition. Like R282 I view Sam as being pretty pretentious, and it wouldn't surprise me if he thought of himself as an oh-so-progressive artiste for signing the petition. What if the victim was YOUR kid, Sam?

Why Rebecca is with him is beyond me. Maybe they have a genuine connection (aka mutual pretentiousness) or maybe she's with him for the status and career boost. OR, like others have pointed out, maybe she's bearding for him in exchange for publicity and career help. Funny how Kate Winslet turned down the role in Transcendence and it went to Rebecca...plus the fact that she scored an audition for The Great Gatsby opposite Kate's good friend.

by Anonymousreply 28602/02/2015

Speaking of pretentious, here's the Huffington Post gently mocking his indoor scarf.

by Anonymousreply 28702/27/2015

Rebecca Hall is dating Morgan Spector.

by Anonymousreply 28803/12/2015

Translation of the blind at link:

This English actress confided that her ex-husband has never really betrayed, but she prefers to believe that this is so: in reality, their relationship is over because he confessed that he "does not believe that will stay with the same woman all my life, anyway " I will be glad his current girlfriend. Kate Winslet / Sam Mendes / Rebecca Hall

I think the last sentence is supposed to be something like: I'm sure his current girlfriend will be glad.

by Anonymousreply 28903/16/2015
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