Neil Patrick Harris has his own thoughts and opinions on some of the more controversial issues of the day, a report from the New York Post revealed this week.
In culture, the idea of a member of the ‘dominant’ group portraying a person from a ‘marginalized’ community has been hotly contested, so much so that people who tried it had to resign and then apologize out loud.
Neil Patrick Harris is just one person who disagrees with the idea, saying he’s fine with heterosexual actors portraying gay men in movies and television shows. Mr. Harris explained that he felt that the “best actor” should get the job, rather than the person whose identity matches that of the character.
The Harold and Kumar actor also suggested that it was “sexy” for straight actors to play gay characters. He said there was something about it that was “sexy,” especially if the heterosexual actor was willing to “invest a lot in it.”
Reportedly, the conversation came up during an interview with The Times about his role in Russell T. as Henry Coltrane. Harris continued during the chat that the idea of forcing people to portray characters with the same sexual orientation was unproductive.
Harris argued that he played a character who did not look like him for “ nine years, ” and he was of the opinion that the role should go to the best person for the job. In addition, the How I met your mother Alum says there was no way to determine how gay or straight someone was.
“Who determines how gay someone is?” the actor asked curiously. In other semi-related news, a 2019 study by GLAAD claimed there is more LGBTQ + representation in the entertainment industry now than ever before.
The study claimed that about 10.2% of the characters on primetime television were LGBTQ + people. In other words, of the 879 characters, 90 were part of the community. This goal achieved what GLAAD had in mind for the year 2020.