August 4, 2016 at 12:46 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Jared Leto says gay leading men ‘lack the same opportunities’
(Screenshot via YouTube)

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Jared Leto gave his thoughts on the progress gay actors have made in Hollywood in an interview with GQ Magazine.

The “Suicide Squad” star, who won an Oscar for his role as a trans character in “Dallas Buyers Club,” was asked by GQ Magazine if he thought America was ready for a gay leading man.

“I definitely don’t think a gay leading man would have the same opportunities as a straight leading man,” Leto, 44, says. “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.”

Leto noted that he doesn’t think discrimination against gay actors is fair, but it is how the industry works.

“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,” Leto continued. “Anyway, no, I think that this is still a very conservative business.”

 

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