Although actors often play people vastly different from themselves on screen, their talents can be so convincing that we often desire to know the actual crossover between performer and character. And of course, when it comes to sexuality, people are always a little extra curious. Some of television and cinema’s greatest and most convincing gay characters have been played by straight actors hello, Patrick Swayze and Wesley Snipes in Too Wong Foo!? but the inverse is also true.
Take a look at some of our favorite openly gay actors who are well known for ‘playing it straight.’
Are these actors talented, or what? Some might surprise you!
It’s often breaking news when a straight actor plays a gay character. But what about when it’s the other way around?