Kevin Spacey on gay question: I don't live a lie

Sat. December 18, 2010 1:34 PM by News Staff

Hollywood - Kevin Spacey dodged a question about his sexuality by saying that people should respect his privacy.

In an interview for the Daily Beast, Kevin SEssums asked: "We gay men have always proudly claimed you as a member of our tribe, and yet you don't proudly claim us back. Why?"

"I don't live a lie," Spacey said. "You have to understand that people who choose not to discuss their personal lives are not living a lie. That is a presumption that people jump to."

Spacey said there's no point in even addressing the issue of his personal life.

"No one's personal life is in the public interest," he said. "It's gossip, bottom line. End of story. Now some people feed that.... But if you don't want to feed that and you want your life to be based around what your work is, then it ends there."