Nick Cassavetes: “Incest comments will not affect my career”
“My Sister’s Keeper” director Nick Cassavetes said that he is not a politician, rather, he is an artist who makes movies — and that is why his incestuous comments will not have an effect on his career.
As previous reports have stated, 53-year-old Nick Cassavetes spoke out recently in defense of all kinds of relationships while promoting his new film titled “Yellow” in Toronto this weekend. The director said that whether it’s a gay relationship, straight, or incestuous, “Who gives a s**t if people judge you? I’m not saying this is an absolute but in a way, if you’re not having kids — who gives a damn?”
Nick Cassavetes went on saying, “If it’s your brother or sister it’s super-weird, but if you look at it, you’re not hurting anybody … except every single person who freaks out because you’re in love with one another.”
He took a lot of complaints due to his incestuous comments, but when asked if he thought it would affect his career, Nick replied: “I make movies man. I’m not a politician. If people want to listen to me for theology, that’s their problem. I’m about tolerance.”
Nick Cassavetes was born in New York City, the son of actress Gena Rowlands and Greek-American actor and film director John Cassavetes. As a child, he appeared in two of his father’s films: “Husbands” in 1970 and “A Woman Under the Influence” in 1974. After spending so much of his youth surrounded by the film industry, Nick Cassavetes initially decided he did not want to go into the field. Instead, he went to Syracuse University on a basketball scholarship. However, his athletic career was effectively cut short after suffering an injury. This was when he decided to rethink about his aspirations, ultimately deciding to attend his parents’ alma mater — the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.