Playing it straight: should gay roles be reserved for gay actors? | Stage | The Guardian - Actors who played gays
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From Freddie Mercury to Queen Anne, awards season is set to be dominated by queer characters being played by non-LGBT performers. Richard E Grant believes that straight actors should not play gay characters. Grant spoke to the Sunday Times Magazine about his role in the latest Star Wars release, and the changing sensibilities of the film industry. He said: "The transgender movement and the #MeToo movement.