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Entertainment Harry Hamlin Says Playing a Gay Man in 1982 Film Making Love 'Ended' His Career: 'It Was Too Early'

11:45  21 january  2020
11:45  21 january  2020 Source:   people.com

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Harry Hamlin says playing a gay writer in the 1982 big-screen drama Making Love put his career on ice for several years. The actor, looking back now, says the film " was too early . It was 10 years too early , I guess, and it completely ended my career .

Harry Hamlin says he took a role playing a gay character “10 years too early.”

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The 68-year-old actor appeared on the It Happened in Hollywood podcast on Saturday in which he spoke about his career, which he says took a nosedive after he appeared in the 1982 film Making Love as an openly gay man who begins an affair with a married doctor (Michael OntKean).

Hamlin recalled that “everyone in town had turned” down the role because “at the time the idea of a gay world was not accepted at the time.”

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Reflecting on the film now, Hamlin said it , “ was too early . For years after Making Love , Marvin Davis, the late Colorado billionaire who bought the studio shortly before the movie came out, would remind Hamlin that he very nearly sold off the studio at his wife’s urging over the gay -themed film .

Mr. Hamlin says playing a gay character in the 1982 movie " Making Love " hurt him. HARRY HAMLIN , ACTOR: Well, it wasn't exactly painful, but after having done that film , I have not Which is not to say I regret in any way having made that movie. I think it was a film that was very timely.

But the script was “exactly the kind of movie” Hamlin said he was looking for.

Harry Hamlin using a computer: Harry Hamlin in Making Love | Everett Collection © Everett Collection Harry Hamlin in Making Love | Everett Collection

“I wanted to do something that’s relevant and edgy, cutting edge,” he said. Despite his devotion to the role and his hopes that it would be well-received, Hamlin said the part ended his career.

“Overall, in terms of how the way that film was received, it was too early,” he said. “It was like 10 years too early and it completely ended my career. That was the last studio picture I ever did. The door shut with a resounding smash.”

Before Making Love, Hamlin was one of the hottest actors in Hollywood having starred in Clash of the Titans. After the film’s release, Hamlin said he struggled to get good roles until 1986 when he starred in television show L.A. Law in which he starred as Michael Kuzak.

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Since then, Hamlin has gone on to star in television shows such as Veronica Mars, Army Wives, Shameless, Mad Men and Glee.

“I’m very proud of the movie and not a week goes by that people don’t come up to me and — I’m serious about this: in the supermarket, on the street — and they thank me for making that movie,” Hamlin said.

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