Anne Heche says she “changed her mind” about being gay, closed that door

Anne Heche was on the “Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson and in his funny “roll with me” interview style he got her to talk about some pretty controversial issues in her life.

On cheating with James Tupper
Ferguson first asked her if she fell in love with James Tupper on the set of their show, “Men in Trees,” and she admitted that they did have feelings for each other on set.

Then Ferguson told a story about how he fell for a woman he was playing lovers with, and Anne asked “Were you married at the time.” Craig said “yes,” and she asked “And did you stay married?” and he said “no.” (According to Wikipedia, Ferguson has been married and divorced twice, so this could have been true.)

Heche said “Neither did I [stay married]” and “it happens.”

Both Anne Heche and James Tupper were married and had children with their spouses when they hooked up on set.

On the tabloids
Ferguson asked “Do you get bothered by that? All the tabloids… chasing you around? You’ve had a few adventures in the tabloids.”

“I’ve had a few adventures in life.”

On being gay
Craig reminded Anne of running into her years ago in NY when he was hanging out with British director Brian Gibson, and she half-heartedly claimed to have remembered him.

Craig joked that he was making out with him, and Anne said “I didn’t know Brian was gay,” and he quickly shot in “Were you?”

He said “You were gay for a bit… you have an open mind.”

Anne said “I have yes – had an open mind. But then I make decisions, ‘I have an open mind, but then I’ve learned about that. Fantastic'”

“I have an open mind, I can change my mind.”

“There’s a door, we can close that door. We can go to another door.”

Toward the end of the interview Craig asked Anne about filming in Vancouver and whether she would consider becoming a Canadian citizen. She said “sure.” He reminded the audience that her boyfriend and co-star, James Tupper, is Canadian and that she might consider Canadian citizenship if she married him. Last week’s Star Magazine reported that they were planning a June wedding.

Here’s a clip:

Anne Heche is shown in the header image filming a movie on Robertson Boulevard with Ashton Kutcher on 4/4/08, thanks to Splash News.


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  1. xiaoecho says:

    She ‘had’ an open mind….What? Now she’s a bigot??

  2. CJ says:

    Gay or not she’s a good looking women.

  3. lola lola says:

    The more she talks, the dumber she sounds. What happened to her whole ‘you fall in love with the person, not the sex of the person’ speech?

  4. iheartlasagne says:

    Hmm, interesting. I wouldn’t say she was gay and now she isn’t, I would say she was dabbling/experimenting. Like CB said recently, I think most people are bisexual, only some of us (unfortunately mostly women) can accept and admit it.

    All I can think every time I come on the site is how annoying that damn Americal Apparel picture is! The same pic is on Dlisted too, so I can hardly escape it. The dress is horrible, I think I had one like that when I was going through my slut phase in 8th grade. Also that model is obnoxious. Sorry, just needed to put that out there.

  5. AC says:

    yeah i hate AA ads too.

    and anne heche bothers me.

  6. Scott F. says:

    Do people like this understand the damage they do to the homosexual community? A long-time friend of mine is gay, and he was bitching about Anne Heche and people like her the last time he was over here.

    It’s stupid comments like hers that allow religious extremists to claim that being gay is a ‘choice’.

  7. Kate says:

    Maybe the same thing you’re looking for, look.

    So did Ferguson ask her anything about Celestia and her made-up language?

  8. xiaoecho says:

    iheartlasagne…I’m with you on the AA ad opposite. That model is positively lumpy with lousy knees to boot

    and to the spammer FUCK OFF

  9. MaiGirl says:

    I really hate this woman. She’s the kind of crazy, dangerous bitch that somehow appeals to certain people who can’t see how she can easily wreck lives. As much as I love Craig Ferguson, I’m sorry that he gave this idiot a platform.

  10. Bellatrix says:

    About the American Apparel ad (because, in the end, that’s more tasty to talk about than Anne Heche), I don’t mind the model. I’m used to seeing models (although I’m ready to bet she is no real model, the knees are compltely wrong) like that.

    What annoys me in the AA ad is the strange left boob (it looks a bit “cut” on the upperside, bad bra choice). And alos the fact you can make ou her knickers. Bleh.
    The colour is fug too.
    But I don’t mind the shape (actually, iheartlasagna, I have a few of those dresses in my closet in wool version for the winter days).

  11. Syko says:

    I had not realized being gay was a choice. I thought you were, or you weren’t. Thanks to Anne Heche for opening my eyes and educating me!

  12. Bodhi says:

    What a strange thing to say

  13. snappyfish says:

    Anne needed a career boost and Ellen provided that for her. You either are or are not gay. It is not a choice.

    I have never believed in the notion of bi-sexuality. If you have been with both sexes you have a preference. It may be slight but it is a preference. I have two chanel suits that are identical in style, cut etc. the only difference is one is black and the other cream. I love them both but I have a preference to the black…..what does that mean?

    Anyway fashion aside, Heche has always been nutty. She left Steve Martin for Ellen, then Ellen for the cameraman on Ellen’s stand-up special while she was filming a “documentary”, then left Lafoon for her co-star.

    At best, she is fickle.

  14. Common Sense says:

    You are what you CHOOSE to be, plain and simple.

    After years of a certain behavior…

    If someone decides to stay gay, people say: “Well they are born that way and they can’t change what they are”

    If someone decides not to stay gay, people say: “Well they were never gay, they were just trying things out”

    Don’t kid yourselves, you are gay because you want to not because you have to… I am straight because I want to…AND I LIKE IT!!!

    You are who you CHOOSE to be, plain and simple.

  15. Megan says:

    I agree with snappyfish, and Common Sense ironically has no common sense.

  16. celebitchy says:

    I do believe sexuality is on a spectrum and it’s not a choice where you fall on that spectrum. If you are on the far ends of it, you are gay or straight, but some people are attracted to both sexes, and to individuals not genders, and they perceive it as a “choice,” because they’re somewhere in the middle and it is a choice for them. It is not a choice for all.

  17. journey says:

    i do agree with snappyfish’s comment that heche needed a career boost and ellen was a door to opportunity. i think most hollywoodites aren’t really gay, bi-, or hetero-; but rather monosexual, only truly in love with themselves and their media coverage.

  18. xiaoecho says:

    I’d love to get a peek at Heche’s pituitary gland. Apparently gay people a larger pituitary glands than straight people

  19. Gracie says:

    I doubt that sexuality is a spectrum for everyone. I’ve never been attracted to another woman. Have I noticed that someone is very attractive? Yes. Have I felt any physical stirrings for a woman? No.

    I suppose you could say that I am on the far end of the spectrum… but I reallyt haven’t known that many people that are any variety of ‘bi’. Some, yes, but not many… perhaps it is an inverted bell curve.

    I too found it odd that she used the word ‘choice’, but then again, what else could she say? ‘I grew out of it’?

  20. Megan says:

    Bisexuality, homosexuality, heterosexuality… they’re all just terms invented to categorise people and make it easier for us all to understand. Nobody can say to anyone else ‘you’re not bisexual’ or ‘you’re not homosexual’ because there is no way to test someone’s sexuality. I could sleep with 20 women, but would it make me a lesbian? No. Because being a lesbian is about how I -feel- about women, it’s not about whether I sleep with them or not… it’s just more likely that I would sleep with them if I was a lesbian.

    Your sexuality is only something YOU can know, nobody else can tell you. Some women with a vague interest in other women as well as men might label themselves bisexual, some might label themselves lesbian, some might label themselves heterosexual. But nobody can tell anyone else their sexuality, it’s a purely personal thing, because there is no test for sexuality.

  21. iheartlasagne says:

    Bellatrix, I hope I didn’t offend you. There’s nothing wrong with the dress per se, but it’s just so tight on her and it really doesn’t look good in that picture.

    I like what Megan said, and I do agree with snappyfish to a point, being that I do believe in bisexuality. Certainly one would expect that there would be a preference, however slight, but how are we to know how that specific person feels? Also, I think common sense needs to broaden his/her horizons.

  22. Sasha says:

    She changed her mind right after she’d milked the relationship for all the fame she could muster. Damn traitor.

  23. Sasha says:

    Anne ‘changed her mind’ right after she had milked the relationship for all the fame she could muster. Damn traitor.

    There is no bi-sexual, there’s only incredibly vacant and self absorbed.

  24. quirkygirlkitten says:

    i think ms. heche closed the door on sanity a long time ago.

  25. Cindy Kennedy says:

    I’ve heard Anne Heche is a toxic person to be involved with.

  26. headache says:

    I don’t think of Heche as gay, straight or bi but as a woman with some deep seated issues, likely a mental illness of some sort. Rather than acknowledge that and seek help, she choses to blame her partner and trades them in for someone else. But of course, since the problem is with her, the next one inevitable doesn’t last long either.

    Just wait and see. She won’t last longer than 3 years with anyone and there will always be a reason other than her. Too old, too young, she’s straight, she’s gay, etc.

  27. whattheheck says:

    Interesting thread. Ironically, I read Camille Paglia’s latest on and admit I was surprised to read the following from her:

    “Like you, I think that the “born gay” thesis is a crock. P.c. ideology is usually simplistically social constructionist, but when it comes to gayness, biology currently rules the roost. Of course it makes no sense. As I have written in the past, homosexuality is an adaptation, the product of a multitude of social and psychological factors. I believe we are all born with a capacity for bisexual expression, which may or may not evince itself, depending on circumstance.”


  28. gg says:

    Heche is a ridiculous, unfaithful, delusional psycho. I heard her talk about her Celestia bullshit and her lame explanation for how it was all so sane, and thought, this woman is a complete WHACK and doesn’t know it.

    And she is NOT attractive.

  29. Alex says:

    I think wether being gay is biologically determined from the start or wether it is a product of social and psychological factors as Camille Paglia claims is irrelevant. At some point your sexual orientation is set and there’s no way you can reverse that.

    On another note I consider myself to be bisexual (though with a ‘preference’ for men, I guess) and I would wholeheartedly support the idea that you fall in love with a person and not with their gender; BUT I don’t think I could ever be with a bisexual man. I would always be sceptical about his true orientation and be worried that he might one day realize he was just gay. I guess that makes me a hypocrite, doesn’t it? I still have to work on that dilemma…

  30. Alex says:

    And I can’t stand Anne Heche. But that goes without saying.

  31. KK says:

    May gay people are not actually gay but are trapped because they may have thought they were at a certain time. To change their mind is hard because then they get accused of being in the closet or being in denial.

    Science has proved that no one is born gay and there is no gay gene. Those who choose to be gay do so by choice.

  32. Alex says:

    That’s the most stupid thing I’ve ever heard, KK. Get back to the drawing board.

  33. mollination says:

    She looks like Jen Aniston in that pic, I can’t believe nobody else said that.

    And sasha, there’s no bisexuality? Just because you aren’t? Oh honey….

  34. Katie says:

    I’m sure sexuality is a choice, I mean, how could you not want to be a minority? And I’m sure teenaggers and kids just “pretend” to be gay because they like getting teased at school. I’m sure they really just enjoy the hate crimes that are forced upon them, I mean, because if they didn’t like it then they would just be straight, right?
    Some of you are idiots.

  35. Anna says:


    Katie, you’re ignorance is astounding. For your information, there is a popular organisation comprised of homosexuals called ‘Queer by Choice’ who claim that those who do choose their sexuality make up 8% of people who identify as gay. In addition, they refute the ‘born gay theory’ that homosexual propaganda activists’ endorse.

    Only an uneducated populace repeat the common misinformation that people such as you propagate; that there is a ‘gay gene’.

    Gay scientists like Hammer and Simon LeVay have come to conclusion that a gay gene will not be found as it most likely doesn’t exist. Peter Tatchell, a prominent homosexual advocate ridicules the claim by pro gay advocates that homosexuality is determined by genes.

    Educate yourself about both sides of the debate before you comment

  36. timothy says:

    KJV – repent ye therefore and be converted so that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord and he shall send Jesus Christ which before which preached unto you —– all people everywhere need prayer and salvation trust in Jesus Christ death and resurrection

  37. Marnie Smith says:

    Her ex may be “lazy” but she is CRAZY.

    She doesn’t explain why she has to pay her ex $3,700.00 in child support. That would explain a lot.

    You star has fallen, Anne. Go get your head straight.

  38. Sam says:

    So… Is she bisexual, or is she faking being straight?

  39. Jamie says:

    Being gay…is not a freakin choice…u dont choose…its like the same way some hetero sexual men/women can never see themselves havin sex with those of the same sex…gay people cant see themselves havin sex with those of thee opposite sex…bisexuals are the ones who choose…she couldve gone with “Im bisexual ” not “That door has closed” Unbelievable…and if that wasnt a publicity stunt or she isnt the least bit crazy Im Not Gay!!

  40. Larry says:

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, attractivness is to someone. It’s all preference. And with preference comes choice. Being gay is based upon preference and therefore is choice. Anyone says different is just upset their ‘preference’ is not main stream accepted. You need to eat to stay aive but your choie of meal is your own just as with sex or love. So sad we’re ‘forced’ to accept something we don’t want to nowadays.

  41. JenJen says:

    She used Ellen to become famous, end of story.

  42. bo says:

    someone should just shoot her.

  43. clue says:

    It is a choice. You choose to go to bed with someone of the same sex or someone of the opposite sex. You choose to get into a relationship with one or the other or in some cases both. Atleast in America, you have the freedom of choice. noone is holding a gun to anyones head and making them lay down with one person or another. I do not believe that a baby is born and comes out thinking”Oh Im gay! Puhhleeaze. We arent born gay or straight, we choose our paths