“The step from superhero to gay man isn’t a big step, is it?”
— SUPERMAN RETURNS star Brandon Routh on his new role in Partners, a new CBS sitcom about hilariously mismatched roomates, one gay, one straight. Routh actually plays the wacky neighbor as near as we can make out.
The quote was spotted in a Hollywood Reporter piece that asked Superhero Stars: Does a Comic Book Film Help or Hurt a Career? in which it was decided that
* starring in a crappy superhero movies doesn’t do much good for your career (Ioan Gruffud)
* starring in highly entertaining huge hits seems to help your career (Robert Downey Jr.)
* but sometimes starring in a horrible horrible superhero movie doesn’t hurt you either (George Clooney)