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Mickey Rourke to play tough rugby player, Gareth Thomas, who is gay

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”When I met the rugby player, Gareth Thomas, this is one thing that he and I talked about. This is something that’s really important. We’re doing a movie about a man who plays rubgy who is gay…. it’s a really brutal sport. To be a man who plays rugby who is gay and to live with that secret for the amount of years that Gareth had, to perform at the high level that he performed at, it takes a lot of courage.”

Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke (as quoted by Bleeding Cool News) during his appearance on “Chatty Man.” Rourke told the show’s gay host, Alan Carr, that it was incorrect to label Thomas a “gay rugby player.”  (Bleeding Cool News)

Gareth Thomas, 36, came out publicly one year ago in a headline-making interview.

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