Luke Evans Says He 'Wouldn't Have Had a Career'  

By Jackbot

 Nov 4,2022

Luke Evans doesn't believe that an actor's sexuality has to match that of a character they're playing.  

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The 43-year-old actor, who is openly gay, acknowledged in an interview with The Telegraph published Thursday  

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that "gay people have definitely missed out on gay roles," when asked about quotes Doctor Who showrunner Russell T. Davies gave last year.  

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While The Telegraph didn't specify Davies' quotes, the latter said in a 2021 interview  

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with The New York Times that he believed, for the most part, only gay actors should be permitted to play gay roles.  

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And though Evans is "not sure about that," he does concede that he understands where Davies, 59 

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"But from my perspective: firstly, I wouldn't have had a career if gay people played gay roles and straight people played straight roles," he said.  

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