Rupert Everett opens up about wanting to be Julie Andrews’s daughter as a child
Rupert Everett on Loose Women… You just know things are going to get interesting. And they most certainly did this morning (29.06.16), when the dashing thespian opened up about wanting to be a girl when he was growing up. In particular, Everett revealed, he wished to be the daughter of Julie Andrews. ‘Huh?’ you’re saying? Don’t worry. We got details.
Reminiscing about his childhood between the ages of 6 and 14, the St Trinians actor revealed that he wanted to be a girl, and would dress exclusively in female clothing, including a particular ‘tweed skirt’ abandoned by his mother.
Everett went on to tell the Loose Women panel that he developed a fantasy about being Julie Andrews’s daughter when he was a child, saying:
“I put on the tweed skirt and I then developed this fantasy that I was not my mother’s son at all but Julie Andrews’s daughter. I really did think this. It became my obsession. I’d just seen Mary Poppins and Julie Andrews was my heroine. I decided I was her daughter.”
Watch the clip below to see the Loose Women swiftly regret immediately cackling, as Everett’s anecdote segues into deeper issues.
The discussion of transgender identity comes on the heels of Everett’s previous controversial comments that he was glad he hadn’t been allowed to transition in his youth, as he since ‘grew out of that’.
“My hormonal balance changed almost completely”, he said.
See his response to the criticism, and his opinions on Caitlyn Jenner, in the clip below: