Neil Patrick Harris Feels There’s Something S**y About Casting Straight Actor In A Gay Role

Neil Patrick Harris: Something sexy about straight actor playing 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 attractive about straight actors essaying homosexual roles on display.

In an interview to The Times newspaper, the actor shared why he doesn’t agree together with his “It’s A Sin” showrunner Russell T. Davies’ marketing campaign to solid homosexual actors in homosexual roles, stories

The purpose behind his view is that Neil Patrick Harris doesn’t need actors to be pigeonholed.

Neil stated: “I’m not one to jump on to labelling. As an actor you certainly hope 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 was nothing like me. (As a director) I would definitely want to hire the best actor.”

Talking about Davies’s “Queer As Folk” by which straight actors performed the primary homosexual roles, Neil Patrick Harris stated: “It was one of many actual true turning factors for me as examples of attractive guys behaving as leads in one thing of import, not as comedian sidekicks.

“I think there’s something sexy about casting a straight actor to play a gay role, if they’re willing to invest a lot into it. There’s a nervousness that comes from the newness of it all. To declare that you’d never do that, you might miss opportunities,” he added.

Neil Patrick Harris feels casting ought to by no means be based mostly on sexuality.

Neil stated: “In our world that we live in you can’t really as a director demand that (an actor be gay or straight). Who’s to determine how gay someone is?”

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