Kit Harrington Calls Out Marvel for Its Lack of Gay Actors

Kit Harrington Calls out Marvel for Its Lack of Gay Actors
Taylor Henderson

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington called out the lack of queer actors and characters in Hollywood.  

While promoting The Death and Life of John F. Donovan with costars Emily Hampshire and Thandie Newton and director Xavier Dolan at the Toronto International Film Festival, he pointed out the lack of representation to Variety

"There’s a big problem with masculinity and homosexuality that they can’t somehow go hand in hand,” Harington explained. “That we can’t have someone in a Marvel movie who’s gay in real life and plays some superhero. I mean, when is that going to happen?”

Newton added on, "It is changing, but we have to get behind those changes and keep pushing it."

Dolan also spoke on how social media has changed how actors and actresses come out that wasn’t mainstream when he first began writing The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. But that doesn’t necessarily mean Hollywood has changed in how it accepts them. Dolan thinks actors are able to fully embrace their identity, but they might not be able to pursue the same opportunities they would have if they hadn’t come out. "There’s still work that needs to be done."

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