Actor Cumming launches new scent

Scottish star Alan Cumming is to launch his own fragrance, but is not entirely sure which way it swings.

Scottish star Alan Cumming is to launch his own fragrance, but is not entirely sure which way it swings.

The actor admits that the aptly named scent, Cumming, was originally for men but since women love it, too, he is billing it as “beyond gender”.

Cumming, who stars in Son of the Mask, a prequel to Jim Carrey’s 1994 hit The Mask, admits his own career is hard to pigeonhole.

“Sometimes people get really sniffy about the films you choose if you’ve done more dramatic projects or you’re classically trained,” he told the New York Daily News.

“But I love a film where I get squished by two Dumpsters or I fly through the air.”

Cumming, aged 40, studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Dance before winning a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Accidental Death of an Anarchist in 1991.

He hit the big screen in blockbusters including Cabaret, Eyes Wide Shut and Spy Kids.

The actor’s latest advertising campaign features postcards of him paying homage to old fragrance ads.

His split with wife of eight years, actress Hilary Lyon, sparked speculation about his own sexual preference.

Son of the Mask opens in the United States tomorrow.

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