Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet last featured in the 2020 romantic drama film Ammonite. In the movie, the actress played a lesbian character. She earned a lot of critical acclaims and praise for playing the character in the film. Now, in an interview, the Titanic actress shared that she was proud to play a gay role in her 2020 performance. During the conversation, Kate went on to speak about homophobia and said she knows many gay actors in Hollywood who are scared of coming out.
Speaking with Sunday Times Culture, the 45-year-old revealed that she was aware of “at least four actors” who weren’t comfortable in opening up to about their sexuality because they were terrified they wouldn’t get straight roles. The actress said, “I cannot tell you the number of young actors I know – some well known, some starting out – who are terrified their sexuality will be revealed and that it will stand in the way of their being cast in straight roles.”
Kate Winslet further added, “A well-known actor has just got an American agent and the agent said, ‘I understand you are bisexual. I wouldn’t publicize that.’ I can think of at least four actors absolutely hiding their sexuality. It’s painful. Because they fear being found out.” Moving ahead, the British actress spoke about the conflict around gay actors playing straight roles in films. She continued, “Hollywood has to drop that dated crap of, ‘Can he play straight because he’s gay?’ That should be almost illegal … and it can’t just be distilled to the question about gay actors playing gay parts. Because actors, in some cases, are choosing not to come out for personal reasons.”
Meanwhile, Kate Winslet featured in the film Ammonite opposite Saoirse Ronan. On the work front, the actress has films Black Beauty, and Avatar 2. Also Read: Ammonite Movie Review: Kate Winslet-Saoirse Ronan Starrer Is A Lusciously Shot Lesbian Love Story
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