Kodi Smit-McPhee on Playing a Gay Character
Kodi Smit-McPhee is coming in hot in Hollywood as a young actor who has already proved his potential through his impressive performances on screen.
One of his acclaimed portrayals includes his role in the movie 'The Power of the Dog.' He plays the character of a gay teen boy named Peter Gordon.
And Kodi's spectacular performance in the movie has piqued curiosity among viewers about his personal life and sexuality.
Is Kodi Smit-McPhee Gay?
To clear all doubts initially, Kodi is not gay in real life. But his performance in 'The Power of the Dog' was undeniably award-winning, quite literally.
Kodi successfully bagged not one or two but four prestigious awards for his gay portrayal in the movie.
He won the Academy Award, the BAFTA Award, the SAG Award and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2021 for his role.
As mentioned earlier, he is not gay in real life, so what must be the secret behind his bold gay portrayal?
The young talent expressed a little about his personal life with Edge Media Network and said he resembled Peter in real life. He said,
Sure, I'm a straight man, but I'm extremely in touch with my feminine side.
Kodi further gave some insights into his family life.
I was raised by my mother and my sister. Of course, my dad has a huge masculine influence on my life but he could never really take me away from the feminine side that I just intrinsically have in myself.
Moreover, he is proud to play the gay character and was delighted to mold it with his personality.
"It was just a matter of bringing it out... and letting it be in the world. It was a really experimental but beautiful thing to do," the actor added.
Diving a bit deeper into the personal aspect of his life, Kodi has been in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend for many years.
Who is Kodi Smit-McPhee's Girlfriend?
Kodi has been dating Rebecca Phillipou since his teen years. Rebecca lives a more private life than her man, but she often accompanies him to public events as his date.
Kodi Smit-McPhee and His Girlfriend, Rebecca Phillipou (Source: Instagram)
The beginning of their relationship goes back to the early 2010s.
While Kodi hasn't officially disclosed the details and timeline, Rebecca has made appearances on Kodi's Instagram since 2013. So we're guessing the couple has been going strong since then.
Rebecca has chosen to stay away from the public spotlight, and her Instagram is private, but Kodi can't help but show off his beautiful girl on the 'gram.
Kodi usually captions pics with Rebecca with a cute emoji and calls it a day, but he went all out on her birthday and wrote an adorable romantic message on her birthday post.
"She's everything I ever wished for in a soulmate and best friend, I've never met anyone with the values she lives by and everyday through love and honesty she guides me to what's best while defending me from those who don't see what she does in me," he wrote.
Of course, he couldn't just stop there and added, " together over the years we have grown into one, yet the day I met you it felt as if we already were, I can't thank you enough."
Needless to say, the couple is still totally in love after almost a decade, and their love has only grown stronger. A loving girlfriend, amazing talent, and a booming career, Kodi indeed has it all in life!