Los Angeles: 'The Avengers' star Jeremy Renner says rumours about his sexual orientation do not bother him. Renner, 44, said he will not prove his sexuality to anyone.
Jeremy Renner. Pic/Santa Banta
"I'm not going to try to prove what I am or am not. It's silly, right? When you google yourself and the first thing that comes up is 'Jeremy Renner gay,' it's like, 'Oh, now you've arrived. You're now a giant movie star.' So I just had a big laugh about it."
"I don't care, ultimately, if that's what people want to think, read and care about. Say whatever the hell you want about me," the actor said.
"Look at where we're at socially-leaps and bounds ahead of where we started. That's an amazing thing. To suggest that it's negative, that being gay is a terrible thing, a perversion or whatever-I just don't get it.
Don't you wish we were in a world where we're not shaming, judging and boxing people in?"
Renner acknowledges that he is also judged for how he appears in movies, but he doesn't care about it.
"My resting face can be very stern, like 'murderous resting face.'... I still don't know how people perceive me, and ultimately I don't care. They seem to think I want to murder them," he added.