English actor Daniel Radcliffe said in
an interview last week that he was sad that gay actors are forced to
remain in the closet.
Radcliffe, who is promoting his new
film Imperium, made his comments during an appearance on The
Victoria Derbyshire Show.
Radcliffe told Derbyshire that he
thought gay actors stay closeted because they fear being typecast.
“But in film, yeah, it's sad –
because, again, we're in this industry that likes to see itself as
being totally progressive and liberal, but there is a line where
people go, 'Oh no, people won't buy him as straight anymore,'”
“They'll be typecast as the gay best
friend,” Derbyshire said. Radcliffe agreement with a nod.
Radcliffe, 27, played gay poet Allen
Ginsberg in the 2013 film Kill My Darlings and is a vocal
supporter of LGBT rights.