Sunday, 24 November 2013

Thought For The Day: Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood believes that she will probably always be single because “I only meet gay men”.

The comedy writer and actress said: “You don’t meet any straight men in the theatre, unless they are married. I would never say never [to love]. I just think it’s unlikely.”

Wood has two children — Grace, 25, and Henry, 21 — and since her divorce from the magician Geoffrey Durham in 2002, she has remained more or less single, although “not through choice particularly”.

The comedian, who once won a poll to find the person people would most like to live next door to, has also admitted that she dreads becoming a national treasure. “I try not to get drawn into the whole ‘national treasure’ aspect that could be looming if one let it. I just try and concentrate on what I want to do,” she said.

“You don’t want to pander to your idea of what people want from you or you end up writing an endless Hovis advert.”

A reader writes...

This article appears in the news pages of the print edition. Somehow I do not think that in 50 years time people will be asking each other what they were doing when they first read the revelation that there are gay men working in the theatre.

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