No Moore Drama
By Jason Lamphier
What are your thoughts on Britney Spears� situation?
I don�t want to comment on somebody else. I think like everybody else. I�m supportive and hope she gets it all together. I have faith that she will, but I think everybody�s sort of rooting for her too.
You went from playing a pious, sweet girl in A Walk to Remember to play a caricature of a pious girl in Saved! Do you think that upset your more conservative fans?
I�m not sure. Maybe, but it was so tongue-in-cheek, and I think if people don�t have a sense of humor, it�s not really our fault. I guess when we were all making that movie we assumed that it wasn�t going to be everyone�s cup of tea. I was OK with it. I�m really proud of that movie.
A few years ago you were rather upset when Details claimed that you were one of Hollywood�s secret Republicans. Do you consider yourself very political, or do you prefer to steer clear of the topic?
I prefer to steer clear of the topic, but I�m definitely not a Republican.
Why do you think that was reported?
I think people have this misperception of me because of the roles I played in A Walk to Remember and even from Saved! They assume I�m deeply religious. I had performed at the White House once and performed at this Christmas special that the Bushes attended. I think they put all these puzzle pieces together and assumed that I was a Republican. It happened around the time of the election. I was like, �I was just at John Kerry�s benefit. How does that make sense?� But it wasn�t a huge deal, which was fine with me.
Speaking of political beliefs and religious beliefs, I�m curious if you have an opinion on celebrity outing. If journalists can ask celebrities about religious beliefs and political stances, do you think they can ask them about sexual orientation?
I don�t think so. I think it�s entirely inappropriate. I mean, if somebody wants to talk about it, that�s fine, but nobody should have to be forced to come out, you know?
Do you know a lot of closeted actors?
I don�t, personally. I just don�t think it�s fair to discuss anybody�s personal life unless they want to.
What was it like working with Robin Williams in License to Wed?
He�s awesome. He�s such a pleasure and definitely keeps you on your toes as an actor.