Love, Victor star Michael Cimino thinks it’s OK for straight actors to play gay characters – but only if they put in the work
Love, Victor star Michael Cimino thinks it’s OK for straight actors to play gay characters – but only if they’re willing to put in the work.
In Love, Victor, Michael Cimino plays a gay teenager struggling to come to terms with his sexuality. His parents, of Puerto Rican and Columbian descent, are religious – and like many parents before them, they assume that Victor is straight. The heartfelt series, set in the same world as the 2017 film Love, Simon, is a moving depiction of what it’s like to grow up gay in a family that is not entirely accepting.
Cimino is straight, and he is keenly aware of the question that keeps rearing its head – should gay characters be played by gay actors? The 21-year-old actor tells PinkNews that he
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