Jared Leto thinks that America is ready for a gay leading man, but concedes that that gay leading man has a tough road ahead of him.
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Leto, who memorably won an Oscar for portraying a trans woman in 2013's Dallas Buyers Club, opened up to GQ Style about Hollywood's conservative culture. While the Suicide Squad star thinks, or at least hopes, that America would accept a gay man, he's skeptical of his prospects:
I definitely don't think a gay leading man would have the same opportunities as a straight leading man. I don't think that. Not for a single second. I don't know if that's offensive or not, but that's my thought right now. It shouldn't be that way. I don't think you'll have as many opportunities. And I think you could say the same for minorities. What a word, "minority." Have we taken that word off the list yet? 'Cause it should be. Anyway, no, I think that this is still a very conservative business.
Hollywood's diversity, or lack thereof, has been a major point of criticism, prompting the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite and leading the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to revamp its membership.
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