Director feared Brandon Routh’s gay role may spoil his career

November 26th, 2008 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Nov 26 (IANS) Director Kevin Smith, who recently directed “Zack and Miri make a Porno”, was afraid Brandon Routh might get in trouble for his gay kiss in the comedy.According to, Smith also feared Superman franchise owners Warner Bros would be upset with Routh playing a gay character and kissing co-star Justin Long.

Smith said: “I was on set with Brandon and shooting the sequence where he acts incredibly gay. At one point I was like, ‘Hey man, I’m not looking a gift horse in the mouth but doesn’t Warner Bros have some sort of moral clause? I mean, you played Superman! Are you really allowed to do this?”

Routh denied there was any problem with his commitments.

He said: “The only thing I have to go to them with is if I’m going to play another superhero. Other than that, it’s fair game’. So I’m like ‘Great, get in there and kiss that f***ing dude right now!’”

But Routh did not like kissing Long.

He said: “He made me sick! It was a very quick kiss, but it was absolutely shocking.”

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