In an interview with The Guardian, Matt was asked if he thought it?s harder for actors to be open about their sexuality.
?I?m sure,? the star of ?The Martian? said while discussing his role as gay in ?Behind the Candelabra?, ?When Ben [Affleck] and I first came on the scene there were rumors that we were gay because it was two guys who wrote a script together.?
He continued, ?I know. It?s just like any piece of gossip and it put us in a weird position of having to answer, you know what I mean? Which was then really deeply offensive. I don?t want to, like [imply] it?s some sort of disease ? then it?s like I?m throwing my friends under the bus. But at the time, I remember thinking and saying, Rupert Everett was openly gay and this guy ? more handsome than anybody, a classically trained actor it?s tough to make the argument that he didn?t take a hit for being out.?
Matt went on to say that all actors, gay or straight, were better off trying to maintain a certain level of privacy. ?I think it must be really hard for actors to be out publicly,? the ?Interstellar? actor shared, ?But in terms of actors, I think you?re a better actor the less people know about you period. And sexuality is a huge part of that. Whether you?re straight or gay, people shouldn?t know anything about your sexuality because that?s one of the mysteries that you should be able to play.?
Some Twitter users slammed Matt over his remarks.