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Alan Cumming Discusses Career and Personal Life on The Wendy Williams Show

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Alan Cumming Discusses Career and Personal Life on The Wendy Williams Show

Alan Cumming discussed receiving Oscar buzz for his new drama, ‘Any Day Now,’ as well as the possibility of having children with his husband, on ‘The Wendy Williams Show.’ During the interview, the talk show host first complimented the Emmy-nominated actor for his outfit, a red plaid suit, and called him a snappy dresser. She then said he looked like a cross between Ryan Gosling and Pee-wee Herman.

Williams also said that Cumming perfects the accents for his roles, including his character Eli Gold on ‘The Good Wife,’ so well, audiences would find it hard to believe he’s Scottish. The actor told the New York Times best-selling author that accents aren’t as hard as everyone thinks they would be, but some accents are harder than others.

Then Williams asked Cumming if he’d be interested in adopting children with his husband of almost six years, graphic artist Grant Shaffer. The actor answered that they have no plans to raise kids. He said he contemplated adopting before he married Shaffer, but he was never interested in going through with it. Cumming added that just because gay couples can adopt now, doesn’t mean that he and Shaffer have plans to do so.

Continuing their discussion about gay couples adopting, Cumming spoke about his latest drama, ‘Any Day Now.’ He plays Rudy Donatello, a struggling musician and drag performer in a gay nightclub in 1979 in West Hollywood, who does want to adopt. The actor described how Rudy tries to adopt Marco (played by Isaac Leyva), a 14-year-old with Down syndrome, who’s left alone after his mother was arrested. When Rudy tries to take care of Marco with his boyfriend, District Attorney Paul Fleiger (portrayed by Garret Dillahunt), Family Services intervenes and takes Marco to foster care.

Cumming also told Williams that he’ll be returning to the theater with Liza Minnelli on March 13, the day after her birthday. The two will be reuniting after performing a show together on Fire Island in New York over the summer.

Watch the video of Cumming speaking with Williams about ‘Any Day Now’ and his personal life on ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ below.

Written by: ew-york/karen-benardello”>Karen Benardello

Alan Cumming Discusses Career and Personal Life on The Wendy Williams Show

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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