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‘Maleficent’ star Brenton Thwaites hints he’s bisexual

Brenton Thwaites
Brenton Thwaites, pictured in January 2014. Larry Busacca / Getty Images

TORONTO — Brenton Thwaites, best known for playing Prince Phillip in Maleficent, has hinted he’s bisexual.

In an interview with The Fix, the 25-year-old Australian actor was asked what he looks for in a partner.

“Male or female?,” he asked.

“Both,” the interviewer replied.

“Well,” Thwaites said, “they’re very different.”

The star then said he looks for someone with “peanut butter in their cupboard.”

The candid moment came at the end of an interview that was posted online last month but only made headlines on Thursday.

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It wasn’t the first time that Thwaites has spoken about being comfortable with his sexuality.

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In August, he told a radio show he tried to get a bartending job at several gay bars when he first arrived in Los Angeles.

Thwaites is well known in his native country for playing Stu Henderson on the popular series Home and Away.

He attended the Toronto International Film Festival last year to promote Oculus.

In addition to his role in Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie, he starred as Jonas in The Giver with Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges.

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His latest movie is the Australian prison drama Son of a Gun with Ewan McGregor.

Thwaites will also be seen with Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in the fantasy flick Gods of Egypt, set for release in early 2016.

Earlier this month, One Direction singer Harry Styles made headlines when an interviewer asked he and Liam Payne what traits they look for in a woman. When Payne replied “female,” Styles said, “not that important.”

Then, after saying he looks for someone nice, Styles added: “You’re not going to go out with a d***head.”

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Last year, Styles told GQ he was “pretty sure” he is not bisexual.

Thwaites, meanwhile, is getting plenty of love on social media:

One person thought the interviewer should have followed-up on Thwaites’ answer:

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Some people had different thoughts to share: