At Thursday night’s opening of the “Birds of Prey” Harlywood exhibit in Hollywood, Variety asked co-stars Ewan McGregor and Chris Messina if the internet chatter surrounding the sexuality of their characters — villains Roman Sionis (aka Black Mask) and Victor Zsasz — is true. Are they gay?
“It’s very complicated,” McGregor said. “Their relationship is very much based…there’s a want and a need in there for sure.”
Messina added, “There’s like a real love of anarchy.”
McGregor then interjected and said, “More than likely, yes.” Both actors laughed.
Before the interview began, Messina planted a kiss on McGregor’s cheek.
While Sionis and Zsasz’s relationship remains somewhat ambiguous, Perez’s character, police officer Renee Montoya, is definitely gay in “Birds of Prey.” Ali Wong (“Always Be My Maybe”) plays her ex-girlfriend.