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 thesun.co.uk, 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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