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Daniel Radcliffe Discusses Homophobia in Hollywood While Promoting New Film

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On a press tour for his new film ImperiumDaniel Radcliffe offered some thoughts about how “sad” it is that gay actors are essentially forced to stay in the closet due to a homophobic Hollywood.

On BBC’s The Victoria Derbyshire Show in the U.K., Radcliffe was pressed about issues of racism, sexism, homophobia, and anti-Semitism in Hollywood.  

He told Derbyshire that many gay actors may feel scared to come out because, “then people just want to cast you as gay…we’re in this industry that likes to see itself as being totally progressive and liberal, but there is a line where people go, ‘oh no, people won’t buy him as straight anymore.’”

Radcliffe has historically been an advocate for LGBT rights in Hollywood, joking about being a frequent target of “gay rumors.” Radcliffe took on a queer role in 2013's Kill My Darlings, when he played Beat poet Allen Ginsberg.

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