Luke Evans first really came into my radar when I first saw Immortals, which was truly a terrible movie. It was incredibly badly written, and there was nothing original about it. From beginning to end, I knew what was going to happen because it was pretty much a carbon copy of Clash of the Titans and The Scorpion King. I believe the creators of the movie knew this, and tried to redeem themselves by featuring as many good-looking guys as they could half-naked, some of whom included Henry Cavill, Kellan Lutz and Luke Evans. Since then, Luke has gone on to star in much better films, including The Hobbit and Dracula: Untold.
There has been quite a bit of speculation and controversy surrounding Luke’s private life, due to the fact that he was openly and unashamedly gay at the beginning of his career and then, when things took off, his engagement to a woman was made public. He was often called out for it, but never spoke much about it. Recently enough, though, he gave an interview where he pretty much confirmed being gay without actually saying it, so that’s that. Really, though, I can’t be too hard on the guy. His decision to head back into the closet isn’t one that I’d advise anyone to do, but the reality is that we can understand why it was done. It isn’t great, and it isn’t fair, but it is, unfortunately, understandable. At the end of the day, what really matters is that you’re happy with yourself, and proud of the decisions that you make.