Rupert Everett reveals he ‘really wanted to be a girl’ until he was 15

Talking about his personal childhood experiences The Musketeers star, Rupert Everett, reveals he's worried about young children who take hormones and suggests there may be another way of embracing gender ambivalence...

The Musketeers and Parade’s End star Rupert Everett has warned about the dangers of children having sex change operations, suggesting there should be a way for them to embrace the “ambivalence” of their gender rather than resorting to medical procedures.

The 57-year-old revealed he wanted to be a girl as he grew up and dressed exclusively as one when he was a child.

Rupert Everett (Andrew Medichini/AP/Press Association Images)
Rupert Everett (Andrew Medichini/AP/Press Association Images)

Talking to the Sunday Times magazine Rupert also suggested Caitlyn Jenner, the TV personality who was formerly Olympian Bruce Jenner, had possibly made a mistake in undergoing gender transition and had “no clue” in what being a transsexual involves.

Rupert, who became an international star with his role in My Best Friend’s Wedding with Julia Roberts in 1997, told the Sunday Times magazine: “I really wanted to be a girl. Thank God the world of now wasn’t then, because I’d be on hormones and I’d be a woman. After I was 15 I never wanted to be a woman again.”

Caitlyn Jenner in 2016 (David Crotty/AP)
Caitlyn Jenner in 2016 (David Crotty/AP)
He believes parents who “get medical” are scary, adding: “It’s nice to be allowed to express yourself, but the hormone thing, very young, is a big step.

“I think a lot of children have an ambivalence when they’re very young to what sex they are or what they feel about everyone. And there should be a way of embracing it.”

He also spoke of how former girlfriend Beatrice Dalle, the French actress, thought she may have been pregnant with his child.

Rupert Everett
Rupert Everett (Ian West/PA) 

Rupert told the magazine: “She and I often talk about what would have happened if we’d both had this child. And I would have loved to have had that child, actually.

“God, it probably would have been in rehab by now.”

He also revealed that he is “turning into his mother”, and plans to move back in with her in Norfolk.

Rupert, 57, is currently starring in BBC1’s The Musketeers as Marquis de Feron. In 2014 Rupert presented the two-part, Channel 4 documentary series Love For Sale With Rupert Everett, which explored the sex industry.

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