Actor Michael Douglas graces the June cover of New York magazine, talking about playing Liberace in the upcoming HBO biopic “Behind the Candelabra.”
The Oscar winner has a great memory of Liberace. “I met him once with my father in Palm Springs, where they both had homes, but what I mostly remember is Lee’s TV show. Liberace talked directly to the camera -- he was the first person to do that. He was having such a good time that he was contagious. For me, Lee’s gayness didn’t even enter the picture -- you just wanted to share the good time with him. And he was nice. I was attracted to his sheer likability.”
Douglas also opened up about son Cameron’s extended jail sentence. “I have gone from being a very disappointed but loving father who felt his son got what was due him to realizing that Lady Justice’s blindfold is really slipping. I’m not defending Cameron as a drug dealer or drug addict, but I believe, because of his last name, he’s been made an example… I could have strangled him. When he had the ‘slip,’ I said, ‘You were two weeks away from starting your rehab program!’ But years of shooting up heroin screws up your system.”
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