Max Irons Covers Out, Reacts to Dad Jeremy Irons' Controversial Comments About Gay Marriage and ''Incest''

29-year-old actor defends his father

By Brett Malec Mar 23, 2015 5:42 PMTags
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Max Irons is the latest star to cover Out magazine.

In addition to posing for some hunky pics for the new issue, the 29-year-old actor also opened up about the controversial comments his dad Jeremy Irons made about gay marriage and incest back in April 2013.

"I remember thinking, 'You don't know what you're talking about,'" Max says of his father, who previously said "Could a father not marry his son?" when asked about legalizing same-sex marriage. "You're thinking through a problem out loud. I know my father, and his views are similar to mine: As long as you don't harm anyone else, what you do and who you love are nobody's business. He has since clarified as far as I understand, and truth be told, if you pushed him to explain what he was talking about, I don't think he'd actually know."

For the record, Jeremy did clarify his comments later on, saying, "I think gay marriage is wonderful. I think any reason that holds anybody together in a relationship is great. If it works as glue, if it makes you feel better, if it makes you feel you love your partner more, it's great."

Meanwhile, Max also revealed he has a very specific career trajectory in mind.

"Philip Seymour Hoffman was always a genius, but no one gave a s--t about him in the beginning," he said of the late Oscar winner. "He laid a foundation of work that went up and up until he could get a movie made. [Robert] De Niro won't even have his first two films on his resume, because he's ashamed of them. I understand that kind of trajectory, and it takes time. And learning."