Jim Parsons thinks the more gay representation in the media the better.
The actor appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” in promotion of the Broadway revival of “The Boys in the Band” and had some thoughts for critics who thought the groundbreaking teen flick “Love, Simon” came “too late.”
“I read a couple of articles that were essentially saying–I loved it, by the way, but there were a couple articles that were like, ‘that’s too late.’ … That we were beyond this now, the kind of tale of coming out that this was,” Parsons says. “And I thought, ‘Maybe if you’re a 30-something writer living in New York or LA it may be like ‘I don’t need to see this,’ obviously. But I don’t know – I think there are people in many other places that, yes you do still need to see it.”
Parsons went on that he hopes gay romantic comedies become more common.
“Never mind the fact [they’re saying] ‘a gay rom-com it’s too late.’ Tell that to “When Harry Met Sally,” you know, which was brilliant, but I’m saying, ‘How many straight rom-coms do we need? When is it too late for them?’ There’s nothing wrong with them. They’re fine. They are lovely. And I love “When Harry Met Sally,” I dunno…Let me get sick of too many gay rom-coms thank you very much. Bring it on. We’ll see,” Parsons says.