"X-Men: Days of Future Past" director Bryan Singer is opening up about his casting process -- and the rumors surrounding his attractive leads.
In a just-released interview done with OUT Magazine before the director was accused of sexually assaulting two teenage boys in two different lawsuits, Singer talks about casting couch rumors and his own sexuality.
"People I cast, oddly enough, are not my type," he tells the mag. "People always assumed [otherwise] — like when I did 'Superman Returns' with Brandon Routh (above left). Not my type at all. Handsome guy, don't get me wrong. He reminded me of Christopher Reeve — also not my type."
The 48-year-old "Usual Suspects" director also says he's "quite bisexual."
"In the last five years, I've had two girlfriends — one for two years, one for eight months," he continues. "Talking about human sexuality is like talking about the second World War. In the end, it's probably going to be a guy. I emotionally lean towards male relationships, so I'm happy to say I'm gay, too, if it's a one-syllable, easy answer."
Singer has been MIA from the limelight since the accusations were made against him -- and has pulled himself out of all promotions for his upcoming "X-Men" film.
"The allegations against me are outrageous, vicious and completely false. I do not want these fictitious claims to divert ANY attention from X-Men: Days of Future Past. This fantastic film is a labor of love and one of the greatest experiences of my career. So, out of respect to all of the extraordinary contributions from the incredibly talented actors and crew involved, I've decided not to participate in the upcoming media events for the film," he said in a statement.
"However, I promise when this situation is over, the facts will show this to be the sick twisted shake down it is. I want to thank fans, friends and family for all their amazing and overwhelming support."