Straight actors are constantly being praised for taking gay roles. Bent British entertainer Stephen Fry doesn’t think it’s fair:
[Fry] told the Radio Times: “I think the fact that I’m so well known to be gay makes it very difficult to have a convincing relationship with a woman on screen.
“Straight actors can play gay people and they’re rather congratulated on it. People say ‘Ooh, how brave of you’.”
But Stephen, 50, added that no one says to a gay actor who plays a heterosexual person: “‘How brave of you to kiss that woman, that must have been very difficult for you’.”
He said: “It wouldn’t be at all difficult for me to kiss a woman – I’ll kiss a frog if you like. And why should it be difficult for a man to kiss another man?”
Because the general public lacks sexual imagination…