During an interview for the Sunday magazine of the Sunday TimesBritish actress Kate Winslet noted that many gay actors working in Hollywood hide their sexual inclination fearing that this could ruin their careers.
The star of movies like Titanic (1997) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) said that he knows at least four actors who do not want to reveal their sexuality due to the possibility that they are not hired to play heterosexual characters.
Winslet criticized what he considers an environment of “discrimination and homophobia” in the film industry and added that the community LGBT needs a movement similar to that of MeToo, which came to light a few years ago in the United States when the extent of sexual harassment against actresses was revealed.
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“I can’t say how many young actors I know, some well known and some just starting out, who are terrified that their sexuality will be revealed.“added the 45-year-old actress.
Despite pressures for more diversity at film awards, which are dominated by white actors and directors, there is little debate about the portrayal of gay and bisexual personalities, the article says.
Winslet referred to this situation in the wake of her role as British paleontologist Mary Anning in the film. Ammonite, which speculates on her relationship with the geologist Charlotte Murchison, played by Saoirse Ronan.