But according to the actress, homophobia is still a big stigma in Hollywood in the 21st century.
“They cannot imagine the number of actors I know – some well-known, some to begin with – who are afraid that their sexuality will be revealed and that this will prevent them from being chosen for heterosexual roles.”, He revealed to The Sunday Thimes newspaper [acesso pago].
“A well-known actor just got an American agent, who said to him, ‘I know you’re bisexual. I wouldn’t divulge that.’ I can think of at least four actors who hide their sexuality. It’s painful. Because they are afraid of being discovered. And that’s what they say. ‘I don’t want to be discovered’, “he added.
Kate Winslet notes that it is a stigma that applies more to men and that Hollywood needs to abandon the “dated bullshit” about whether gay actors can be credible in heterosexual characters.
“It should be almost illegal. They wouldn’t believe how widespread it is. And it can’t just be distilled in relation to the question of gay actors playing gay roles. Because actors, in some cases, are choosing not to come out for personal reasons. nobody has anything to do with it. Maybe it’s privacy. Maybe it’s conditioning and shame. “, he explains.
The actress also responded honestly to the “incredibly important” debate of heterosexual actors like her playing homosexual characters.
“We could have had a debate about how I feel about playing a lesbian and possibly taking that role from someone. But I am tired of not being honest about what my real opinions are and I know that the role has never been offered to anyone else. it I had the opportunity to take an LGBTQ story to the living rooms [das pessoas]”, resume.
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