Jane Lynch Not Sure if Audiences Will Ever Accept Gay Actors in Straight Leading Roles

Jane Lynch adds her voice to the debate over gay actors and straight leading roles. She's not sure if audiences will ever buy it.

Says Lynch to AfterElton: Lynch

"I don’t know when or if that will ever happen. I think because since most of the world is straight — and maybe we'll get to a place where this will happen — most of the world is straight and we want the audience to project their hopes and dreams for love and romance onto those actors. And if it’s not in some way possible, maybe never probably, in their mind that it could never happen, then they're not going to do it. You know, most people are straight, and I think that’s probably why."

She adds:

"This is a business of projection and desiring people from afar. And watching people go through trials and tribulations, so there has got to be some truth to it, in terms of, "I could see myself with that person." Because the leading man and lady are the person we want them to fall in love with, and most of the audience is straight. So for right now, we can only use straight actors."

Posted January 13, 2011 at 2:09pm ETC by Andy Towle
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