Neil Patrick Harris feels there is something wrong about casting a straight actor in a gay role

Neil Patrick Harris: “Something sexy about casting a straight actor to play a gay role” (Photo credit: Instagram / Neil Patrick Harris)

Actor Neil Patrick Harris says there’s something sexy about straight actors trying out gay roles on screen.

In an interview with The Times newspaper, the actor explained why he disagreed with his campaign by “It’s A Sin” showrunner Russell T. Davies to play gay actors in gay roles, femalefirst reports. co.uk.

The reason behind his point is that Neil Patrick Harris doesn’t want actors rated.

Neil said, “I’m not the type to go into labeling. As an actor you certainly hope that you can be a visible option for all kinds of different roles. I played a character (in “How I Met Your Mother”) for nine years who looked nothing like me. (As a director) I would definitely like to hire the best actor.

Speaking of Davies’ ‘Queer As Folk’ in which straight actors played the lead gay roles, Neil Patrick Harris said: “This was one of the real turning points for me as examples of sexy guys behaving themselves. as leaders in something important, not as comedic sidekicks.

“I think there’s something sexy about picking a straight actor to play a gay role, if he’s willing to invest a lot in it. There is a nervousness that comes from the novelty of it all. To say that you would never do that, you might miss out on opportunities, ”he added.

Neil Patrick Harris believes that the casting should never be based on sexuality.

Neil said, “In our world we live in, you can’t really as a director demand that (an actor be gay or straight). Who should determine how gay a person is? “

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