Philip Seymour Hoffman Identified With The Gay Characters He Played

scotty-shades1When I play somebody gay, I never think of it as ‘I’m playing a gay character.’ It’s interesting to play all the different aspects of the character. There’s something else about the character that’s pulling me there that I identify with. With Flawless, it’s not that he was gay—I found it more interesting that he thought he was a woman. With Capote, it’s the story that he had as an artist. And in Boogie Nights, he was so completely stunted I don’t even think he knew his attractions were of a gay nature.”


Late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman asked about his penchant for effectively playing gay characters in an interview with Out magazine’s Michael Musto