Straight Actors Who Love to Play Gay

Aug 24, 2015 at 1:02 pm |

These actors are gay for pay!

Darren Criss on Glee

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that our favorite actors aren’t actually the characters they play in movies or TV. Like, when I was a kid and I found out Daniel Radcliffe isn’t actually a boy wizard, I was devastated. But I guess that’s what’s great about being an actor! You get to explore identities and perspectives other than your own and gain a wider world view. For some actors, the challenge of playing a character with a different sexual orientation than their own is an appealing task. For some of these actors, playing a gay character added a layer of complexity to the job that was exactly what they were looking for in their careers. Every actor has a different method to playing gay, and you’ll hear some of the surprising responses in the gallery below!

I was actually surprised some of these stars AREN’T gay! I guess that’s why they’re good at acting…

Click below to see which of your favorite shed their straight for the camera!