He was promoting the new Elvis Presley biopic while speaking with The New York Times Magazine when he got a little candid about his roles and who is ideal for playing them in this current waking world.
Tom Hanks Says The Interest Of Playing A Gay Guy In Philadelphia He Won For
, was to portray a fearless character at that time. But in today’s world, the authenticity and life experience of the actor playing the role would be taken into consideration by the audience. Therefore, he would fail to win the role.
It’s not a crime, Hanks continued, if people watching the movie need a genuine kick. He does not want to sound like a preacher by giving his point of view on this subject. He certainly does not mean to offend anyone from any section of the public or the artists.
As expected, Tom Hanks’ statement got a lot of backlash on the internet. Many claimed that was not the case, as many straight actors have given commendable performances in films depicting gay love stories or LGBTQ+ stories. Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer, for example, garnered a lot of attention and praise for their work in the movie Call Me By Your Name. The same goes for Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan in the period drama Ammonite.
There are, however, a few who might share similar views with Tom Hanks. One of them is Eddie Redmayne who played the role of a transgender woman in Tom Hooper’s film A Danish Girl (2015). He claims it was a “mistake” and he wouldn’t give the chance to see this film now.
But with the ongoing revolutions in Hollywood’s creative space, there’s always something new brewing with characters and their authenticity. So does Warner Bros. new release to see in September, and the LGBTQ+ romcom in which characters portraying straight or heterosexual characters identify as queer.
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