Hollywood has a long history of straight actors playing LGBTQ roles, and it’s something Cate Blanchett has defended.
The Australian actress played a lesbian woman in 2015 film Carol, and according to the Hollywood Reporter, she had never been asked about her sexuality until she played an LGBTQ character.
Blanchett disagrees with the notion that an actor should have lived the experience of the character they play, saying that it defies the whole point of acting.
“It also speaks to something that I’m quite passionate about in storytelling generally, but in film specifically, is that film can be quite a literal medium,” she said at the Rome Film Festival. Read more…