Michael Douglas: I tip my hat to Matt Damon

1C783CCC Michael Douglas praises Matt Damon for handling his role in Behind the Candelabra, where the two actors play gay pianist Liberace and his younger lover Scott Thorson. The movie depicts the romance between two men and contains gay love scenes, such as those in the hot tub.

Douglas says that he is impressed by how his younger co-star handled everything. He told the Hollywood Reporter: ”We did have a lot of pages in the hot tub. But Steven is very tasteful, and we have had a couple of sections choreographed so as not to embarrass anyone. We just got it on. Look, I so tip my hat to Matt. I know in my prime, I don’t know if I could have done what he does here.”

douglas_anddamon.jpeg.size.xxlarge.letterboxThe 68-year-old actor also says that he took the part because the movie had an emotional depth. He added: ”We knew, with Steven (Soderbergh), this was not going to be about winking at the audience. It was not going to be La Cage aux Folles. This was a relationship between two people who loved each other a lot. I swear after a few minutes of watching it, I forget it’s Matt and myself, and then I literally forget it’s two guys.”

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