Jack Black (Maybe) Goes Gay

By |2012-04-24T09:00:00-04:00April 24th, 2012|News|


Is this Jack Black’s first gay role? As a small-town Texan teddy bear who goes off the deep end, it might be. But, because the real-life man he’s playing isn’t out, we may never truly know.
Enter “Bernie,” an offbeat black comedy based on a true story of a flamboyant people-pleaser who befriends the local she-devil, and then turns on her. As the titular mortician who is, as one townie calls him, “light in the loafers,” Jack – known for fun-loving roles in “School of Rock” and “Tropic Thunder,” and a hilarious kidnapping cameo in last year’s “The Muppets” – is totally non-Black, playing Bernie Tiede with understated finesse, an effeminate lisp and an endearing touch.
We got Black on the phone for an exclusive chat about his maybe-gay turn, what he has in common with Bernie and how LGBT rights is a “no-brainer” issue for him.

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