Actress Kate Winslet says she knows many gay actors in Hollywood who are afraid to come out because they fear it will prevent them from acquiring a heterosexual character. The Oscar-winner stated the notion that gay actors cannot play straight characters “dates”, adding that it should be criminalized.
“I can’t tell you the number of young actors I know – some well known, some beginners – who are nervous about their sexuality, will be revealed and that they stand in the way of being cast in straight roles. Will be. Now it’s f *** ed up, “Winslet told The Sunday Times.
Winslet, who earned critical acclaim for playing the role of a gay character in the period drama Ammonite, currently plays in Easttown’s HBO miniseries Mare, where she plays a small-town detective.
Known for films such as Winslet, Titanic, Revolutionary Road and The Reader, the star stated that she knew a “well-known” actress who had just got a new agent, and that agent told the client, ” I think you are bisexual. I will not promote it. “
“I can think of at least four actors who are hiding their sexuality. It is painful because they are scared. And they said that they say, ‘I don’t want to go out’.
The 45-year-old actor believes that it is difficult for men to come to Hollywood because they fear not getting good roles. The notion that gay actors could not play a straight character, he said, “should be almost illegal”.
“You wouldn’t believe how widespread it is.” And it cannot be distilled to question the gay part of gay actors. Because actors, in some cases, do not want to come out for personal reasons. And it’s nobody’s business, “said Winslet, hoping that the younger actor feels more secure about his career, regardless of his sexual orientation.