Hollywood actor Jared Leto has claimed that closeted actors are better compared to those who have been vocal about their sexuality.
As a number of artists are said to be just keeping their real sexual preferences, some have also opened up about who they really are – that they have special romantic connection to the same sex.
With the 44-year-old actor’s statement, can he be considered homophobic?
In an interview with “GQ” magazine, as shared by The Guardian, the “Alexander” actor hinted that actors are not required to divulge their real sexuality.
Jared Leto noted that “I think you’re a better actor the less people know about you, period.”
“And sexuality is a huge part of that,” he added. “Whether you’re straight or gay, people shouldn’t know anything about your sexuality because that’s one of the mysteries that you should be able to play.”
With the entertainment industry “still a very conservative business,” the “Mr. Nobody” star sounded definite when he emphasized that a gay leading man will never enjoy the same opportunities given to someone straight.
“I don’t know if that’s offensive or not, but that’s my thought right now,” Jared Leto stated. “It shouldn’t be that way.” Seems he is not homophobic at all, just sadly realistic.
In the meantime, Heroic Hollywood reported that certain scenes of his character in “Suicide Squad,” the Joker, have been omitted from the final cut, which explained his limited screen time.
Would there be another project where fans could finally see the deleted scenes?
“There are a lot of scenes that didn’t make it to the final film, hopefully they will see the light of day,” he said. “Who knows.”
Until this time, it is still unsure if a longer version of the film is in the offing, or the cut scenes are just bound to stay in the cutting room.
“Suicide Squad,” where Jared Leto gave life to super villain Joker, opens on Aug. 5.