Australian actor Guy Pearce can currently be seen smoking up the small screen in the HBO miniseries 'Mildred Pierce' as playboy Monty Beragon, opposite Kate Winslet.
Guy first got noticed as a flamboyant drag queen in 'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' and has been working steadily since in movies like 'Memento,' 'L.A. Confidential' and 'The King's Speech.' Pearce (who, let the record show, is completely unpretentious and charming) spoke to PopEater about those racy love scenes with Kate Winslet and the enduring popularity of Priscilla.
There was a lot of talk at the time because all three of us are straight. There were actually a few pockets of disgruntled queens who thought, "Come on why have you cast three straight guys?" I remember having a big think about that for quite some time and thinking I know it's representative but at the same time you're discounting what it is as actors we do. If we portray the character successfully that should be what counts. Unfortunately what I learned is that every film you make, there's some small pocket of people pissed off.