Actor Billy Porter Doesn’t Care If He Plays Gay Or Straight Roles


Pose star Billy Porter recently told the PA News Agency that he is less concerned about a character’s sexuality, but rather whether they interested him or not.

“I don’t care. I’m looking for good roles. I’m looking for the best roles,” Porter said at the BAFTA Tea Party in Los Angeles.

“It’s not about gay or straight. If it happens to be straight that’s amazing. I don’t care. I want the good stuff,” Porter said.

The Pose and American Horror Story star has previously talked about his frustration that straight actors are offered LGBTIQ characters but the reverse rarely happens.

Porter said that even though he is type-cast because of his sexuality, being offered mainly LGBTIQ roles, he is optimistic the industry is changing.

“We’re seeing the change now,” he said. “Look at me, I am the change. For 30 years I have made it my life’s work to be this person standing right before you,” Porter said.

“You can no longer say, ‘There’s nobody famous enough who is gay to play this gay part’. You can’t say that anymore,” Porter said.

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