Sweetie, dar­ling?

Gay Times Magazine - - Contents - @the­lesliejor­dan

He’s faced ghosts and ghouls in Amer­i­can Hor­ror Story, gob­lins and mon­sters in Celebrity Big Brother, and the wicked witch of the west – aka Karen Walker – in Will & Grace. But now, our favourite frosted Mini-Wheat Les­lie Jordan takes on his most hair-rais­ing chal­lenge yet – our sweetie jar of ran­dom ques­tions…

What’s the big­gest diva tantrum you’ve thrown?

In the Big Brother house! It was the one where Frenchy and Lau­ren [Goodger] came in drunk and I jumped up in the mid­dle of the night and said, “Shut your fuck­ing mouth!”

No, no, no! The big­ger one was when Frenchy tore up our food and I said, “You dirty French slut”, or some­thing.

She crawled out of the sew­ers of Paris!

If you could have any su­per­power, which would you go for? To be in­vis­i­ble. I wanted to be able to walk into a gay bar and have peo­ple just shit and fall back in it. That’s all I wanted. I wanted to be fa­mous my whole life. Then I got a lit­tle bit of it and I thought, “Oh my God! I just wanna go in­vis­i­ble!”

If you could go back in time to any pe­riod of his­tory, which would it be? The 1960s. In the one gay bar, there was ev­ery­body from lawyers to stu­dents to leather queens to drag queens. There was a real sense of com­mu­nity. I loved that era.

What’s your favourite word? “Mas­sive.” I’ll say this or that, like, “His dick was mas­sive.” “Bril­liant” and “mas­sive” I hear more than any word ever here in the UK!

If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Fried shrimp. You call them prawns. When they’re dipped in egg and you coat them in bread crumbs.

What film can you quote the most lines from? Sor­did Lives. That movie I did with Olivia New­ton-John.

What’s your favourite place in the world?

Puerto Val­larta. It’s a lit­tle gay mecca down in Mex­ico. I’ve never done this, but my friend says you just go up to the boys and what you say is, “Do you need a lit­tle di­a­per money?” Be­cause they’re all mar­ried with chil­dren, but they’ll do any­thing for di­a­per money. Who’s the most fa­mous per­son you’ve met? I did a TV series with Ge­orge Clooney for two years, be­fore he was fa­mous. So prob­a­bly Ge­orge Clooney.

What’s the most over­rated thing in the world? Jim Car­rey said, “I wish ev­ery­body in the world could be fa­mous and rich so that they would know that that’s not it.” Your gen­er­a­tion espe­cially. They want that Kar­dashian kind of fame but they don’t seem will­ing to do the work. I think it was Ge­orge Clooney who said, “Fame is like that lit­tle red dragon that you thought you’d die if you didn’t get as kid. Then you get it and it’s kinda out in the back yard and you play with it ev­ery once in a while, but it’s doesn’t re­ally mean ev­ery­thing.”

If you could give your 15-year-old self a piece of ad­vice, what would it be?

I didn’t vote un­til I was 42, when I got sober. I had never reg­is­tered to vote. I was the gen­er­a­tion where we marched in the streets and we were hip­pies. The only change that can come within the gay com­mu­nity is through leg­is­la­tion. Your vote counts. I would tell my­self to get sober ear­lier and also get a lit­tle more po­lit­i­cally in­volved.

What does suc­cess mean to you? I want to be fi­nan­cially set. That would be suc­cess to me.

What’s your big­gest fear? The un­der­ly­ing fear is al­ways that I’m com­ing off too ef­fem­i­nate. That’s an old, old fear. The won­der­ful part in re­cov­ery with al­co­holism is that you recog­nise it for what it is, and say, “Oh, that’s that,” but it’s this fear of com­ing off ef­fem­i­nate.

Would you like a toy boy?

I had straight boys that I kept for years. My gen­er­a­tion, we did that. Did we have sex? Well, I’d blow ‘em maybe. I was with one for ten years. But now I’ve been with my boy three days. He’s 20 years younger than me, but he has a fetish for sil­ver headed men. It was an on­line thing for a long time. He flew to LA three days be­fore I left for Lon­don. Af­ter three days, he asked me to marry him – and I will. I told him, ‘I’m gonna go to Lon­don for 30 days and let’s see what hap­pens when I get back.’ It was this con­nec­tion. We tried to have sex about ten times but we couldn’t be­cause we’d keep talk­ing.

What’s the best book in the world? To Kill a Mock­ing­bird, by Harper Lee.

What’s your hid­den tal­ent? I have one tal­ent, and that’s steal­ing ev­ery scene I’m in. [Laughs] What you see is what you get with me!

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