Can some straight actors play gay characters better than someone actors who are actually gay?
- ajtheactressLv 72 months ago
Sexual orientation has no relation to one's acting skill.
After all, actors could create fully fleshed out character, but just because they can convincing play a serial killer it isn't a matter of them actually being a serial killer.
Your concept of who plays a role better is totally subjective. In other words it is simply your opinion which may or many not be shared by others.
- Katrina E.Lv 72 months ago
One's sexual orientation does not make one a good actor or a bad actor. It doesn't matter. I can tell you that anyone, gay or straight, who only focuses on the sexual orientation of their character will probably not do a great job of creating a believable, well-rounded performance.
- VerityLv 72 months ago
I presume you've heard of Nathan Lane.
- CogitoLv 72 months ago
It's nothing to do with which actor is gay and which is straight. A really good actor can play a character of any sexuality.
A gay actor can portray a straight character and a straight actor can portray a gay character.
Who is 'better' depends on their talent,training, experience and intelligence - not the actor's own sexuality.
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- Elaine MLv 72 months ago
What level of 'gayness' are you thinking of?
- samLv 52 months ago
A really talented straight actor could probably do a better job than a gay actor who has very little acting skills. But of two equally talented actors, the gay person would probably be a more natural fit for the role.
- Aster RhoidsLv 72 months ago
Does Patrick Stewart count?