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Rupert Everett (‘The Happy Prince’) on why Oscar Wilde is a Christ-like figure for the Lgbtq community [Exclusive Video Interview]

Rupert Everett (‘The Happy Prince’) on why Oscar Wilde is a Christ-like figure for the Lgbtq community [Exclusive Video Interview]

For “The Happy Prince” star Rupert Everett, “Oscar Wilde seemed like a perfect portrait to try and paint because I find him a very fascinating, inspiring patron-saint kind of figure, almost a Christ figure.” In addition to playing the sharp-witted author in his tragic final years, Everett made his screenwriting and directing debut with this passion project, which took 10 years to make its way to the screen. Watch our exclusive video interview with him above.

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The actor has a long history with Wilde: he portrayed him in a 2002 revival of David Hare‘s play “The Judas Kiss” and appeared in screen adaptations of “An Ideal Husband” (1999) and “The Importance of Being Earnest” (2002). Everett considers him a “genius” and “the last great vagabond of the 19th century.” In focusing his film on the last few years of his life,

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