penelopetaynt (penelopetaynt) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Neil Patrick Harris says Casting Straight Actors to Play Gay Roles is "Sexy"

During a recent interview, It’s a Sin actor Neil Patrick Harris recently voiced his opinion on straight actors playing gay roles in Hollywood.

In the interview he says "there’s something something sexy about casting a straight actor to play a gay role, if they’re willing to invest in it."
- mentions his role on How I Met Your Mother being nothing like him
- reminds us that Queer as Folk featured straight actors playing "sexy guys behaving as leads" instead of "comic sidekicks"
- says not hiring straight actors could lead to missed opportunities

ontd, do you think straights playing gay roles is sexy?
Tags: how i met your mother (cbs), lgbtq / rights, neil patrick harris

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