colin firth

“If you’re a straight actor who takes on the role of a gay man, it’s obviously not the same as being one in this business”

SOUNDBITES — “If you’re a straight actor who takes on the role of a gay man, it’s obviously not the same as being one in this business. I think there are still some constraints against being openly gay. It is to do with whatever sexual taboos are in place. In Hollywood, I know that some actors are far more circumspect about keeping that secret hidden. There are not a lot of openly gay leading men.” —A Single Man star Colin Firth, who has a better understanding of what it means to be a gay actor in Hollywood than the film’s director Tom Ford (via)