"I'm not interested in acting. And that's not to say that if I read a part that would be a lot of fun that I somehow felt connected to that I wouldn't maybe give it a shot. But I've spent too much of my life sort of in front of people, and not by choice. That's something that most people I think tend to not realize. It's stars who choose the attention, not their families. And that was always very uncomfortable for me." Explaining his decision to be a screenwriter rather than an actor like his father, December 7, 1999.
When asked about how his father would have reacted to the fact that he is gay, Christopher said: His public image was very different in many ways from who he was as a father and as a person. He was extremely liberal in his beliefs to pretty much everything. He was not closed-minded to anything. I don't think that it would have mattered to him at all.