‘The Fleabag’ Actor Andrew Scott Talks The Dangers Of “Identity Casting”
Another actor is sharing his thoughts on the whole sexuality and acting conversation.
Andrew Scott, who’s most known for his work on British tv shows like Sherlock, the BBC sitcom The Fleabag, and the BBC Hamlet special, says that he wants to see more gay characters playing straight roles.
Scott made this statement while talking to the Huffington Post. To Scott, “identity casting” such as Marvel Studios announcing that it wants a gay male actor to lead an upcoming film, is the wrong way to go about things.
“People respond to good work, that’s what they want,” Andrew says. “They want an authorial voice, whether that’s a man or a woman who’s gay or straight or black or white or whatever it is, they just want someone to be authentic.