Date: 26th November 2004
Colin Farrell is challenging a group of Greek lawyers to sue him for portraying Alexander The Great as bisexual in new movie Alexander.
A group of 25 Greek lawyers insist the legendary conqueror was heterosexual, and they're now considering suing film studio Warner Bros and director Oliver Stone for claiming the contrary.
The group has sent an extrajudicial note insisting that the studio include a reference in the credits saying the movie is fictional reports Femalefirst.co.uk.
But Farrell, who plays the historic figure in the movie, said: "Do I think Alexander was bisexual? Absolutely!
"Don't sue Oliver Stone... Sue me! And try and tell me there's something wrong with it. Try and tell me... how you're gonna prove physically this man wasn't.
"Get out of your bigoted frame of thinking and just see that it was a beautiful thing. If anything we have... de-evolved because of out ability to judge and our insistence on judging. Why is it even a big deal? Just go and see the movie."
Angelina Jolie, who plays Alexander's mother in the movie, adds, "It's not about sex in the film. It's is actually love, which I think is the bolder thing to portray and the deeper thing to portray."
Source: Press Release