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‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Star Doesn’t Want You To Think Of Titus As ‘The Gay Character’

kimmy-schmidt-titusIt’s so funny that even today — and I know it’s a topical issue — that sexuality and the pendulum with which masculinity and femininity swings is so important to people. I mean, it really makes me laugh. First of all, I hope that people don’t stop — though they will — at, this is the gay character, this is the rich character. And I know people need past points of references with which to identify or find a way into who these people are. But his sexuality is the least of it. And the fact that he’s a struggling, poor wannabe actor is the most of it. And all of his motivations come out of that need for stardom, so if I want anybody to learn anything from Titus it’s to just never give up on your dreams. That’s kind of it, period.”

 

Tituss Bugess telling Vulture that being gay doesn’t define his Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt character Titus