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Jared Leto Doesn't Think Gay Men Have Same Opportunites as Straight Men in Hollywood

Jared Leto Doesn't Think Gay Men Have Same Opportunites as Straight Men in Hollywood

Jared Leto steps out of his hotel on Thursday night (August 4) in London, England.

The 44-year-old Oscar-winning actor was joined by his Suicide Squad co-star Will Smith. They reportedly attended a private screening of the film that night.

In his new interview with GQ Style, Jared opened up about his thoughts on the opportunities that gay men have in Hollywood.

“I definitely don’t think a gay leading man would have the same opportunities as a straight leading man,” Jared said. “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. 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…. I think that this is still a very conservative business.”

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  • dalovelee

    is he joking…90% of Hollywood’s leading men are gay. the fact that they don’t need to advertise their sexuality is within their rights and commendable because they are basing their talents on getting a role NOT looking for being casted because of their sexual preference..and this need to declare your sexual preference seems like a liberal agenda. Why do gay and lesbians need to state sexuality to gain acting roles. What does their real life have to do with portraying fictional characters?

  • Rob

    In the new suicide squad, Jared Leto Jared Leto. “This will be the most Leto Joker ever” Jared Leto shared with the Jared Leto TV network.

  • Sabrina

    So you think it’s fun to hide your partner and keep your love a secret?? And not being able to enjoy the same privilege heterosexual couples do?

  • Matt

    You are an idiot

  • Matt

    You are an idiot

  • John Dow

    If you want to enjoy heterosexual couples privileges, then you have to be a heterosexual couple.

  • 777

    Are you joking?! He was talking about openly gay actors, while you are talking about the ones still in the closet. There’s a reason all of these actors stay in the closet you know, and Leto just flat out told you what it is.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    Hollywood liberals think they are so open to others but in reality they are not. They are the biggest hypocrites out there.
    Leto is correct to call Hollywood a conservative business,because that what they are in reality. They are not liberal at all.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    Its just like with minority actors, Hollywood thinks they don’t appeal to the masses and I think that is what Leto is trying to say. Yeah there are alot of closeted actors in Hollywood but their careers will be ruined if they come out . They need to appear as the straight guy so the audiences will love them. I can’t imagine a gay teen idol being as a successful as a straight one. Because a gay teen idol will not be accepted by the public unfortunately. Attractive, straight male celebs are the money-makers.
    Atleast with minority actors/actresses, there are some who are huge. But not really any gay or lesbian stars.

  • Toni gee

    With what this mess walks around in how did he end up in GQ?

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  • dalovelee

    this is liberal twist nonsense. maybe gay actors don’t need to come out. it’s their business if they do or don’t. What does coming out have to do with getting work. If a casting director or producer needs an actor to play a gangster or teacher or doctor how does being gay relevant to doing the role? Most audiences don’t give a crap about an actor’s lovelife to see a film. So again this is proof of the twisted hypocrisy and stupidity of liberalism in Hollywood. On the one hand they are supposed they put up the illusion that the industry is embracing and includes all UNLIKE conservatives and then you have top actors like Leto saying the same industry makes it difficult for gay actors to get work? Still it’s nobody’s business if one is gay or not to get a role. Should you get a job in an office based on whether you are gay or not ? Does it matter if athletes in the Olympics are gay or not or if they are great enough to win a gold medal?

  • dalovelee

    this is liberal twist nonsense. maybe gay actors don’t need to come out. it’s their business if they do or don’t. What does coming out have to do with getting work. If a casting director or producer needs an actor to play a gangster or teacher or doctor how does being gay relevant to doing the role? Most audiences don’t give a crap about an actor’s lovelife to see a film. So again this is proof of the twisted hypocrisy and stupidity of liberalism in Hollywood. On the one hand they are supposed they put up the illusion that the industry is embracing and includes all UNLIKE conservatives and then you have top actors like Leto saying the same industry makes it difficult for gay actors to get work? Still it’s nobody’s business if one is gay or not to get a role. Should you get a job in an office based on whether you are gay or not ? Does it matter if athletes in the Olympics are gay or not or if they are great enough to win a gold medal?

  • dalovelee

    this is liberal twist nonsense. maybe gay actors don’t need to come out. it’s their business if they do or don’t. What does coming out have to do with getting work. If a casting director or producer needs an actor to play a gangster or teacher or doctor how does being gay relevant to doing the role? Most audiences don’t give a crap about an actor’s lovelife to see a film. So again this is proof of the twisted hypocrisy and stupidity of liberalism in Hollywood. On the one hand they are supposed they put up the illusion that the industry is embracing and includes all UNLIKE conservatives and then you have top actors like Leto saying the same industry makes it difficult for gay actors to get work? Still it’s nobody’s business if one is gay or not to get a role. Should you get a job in an office based on whether you are gay or not ? Does it matter if athletes in the Olympics are gay or not or if they are great enough to win a gold medal?

  • dalovelee

    this is liberal twist nonsense. maybe gay actors don’t need to come out. it’s their business if they do or don’t. What does coming out have to do with getting work. If a casting director or producer needs an actor to play a gangster or teacher or doctor how does being gay relevant to doing the role? Most audiences don’t give a crap about an actor’s lovelife to see a film. So again this is proof of the twisted hypocrisy and stupidity of liberalism in Hollywood. On the one hand they are supposed they put up the illusion that the industry is embracing and includes all UNLIKE conservatives and then you have top actors like Leto saying the same industry makes it difficult for gay actors to get work? Still it’s nobody’s business if one is gay or not to get a role. Should you get a job in an office based on whether you are gay or not ? Does it matter if athletes in the Olympics are gay or not or if they are great enough to win a gold medal?

  • dalovelee

    this is liberal twist nonsense. maybe gay actors don’t need to come out. it’s their business if they do or don’t. What does coming out have to do with getting work. If a casting director or producer needs an actor to play a gangster or teacher or doctor how does being gay relevant to doing the role? Most audiences don’t give a crap about an actor’s lovelife to see a film. So again this is proof of the twisted hypocrisy and stupidity of liberalism in Hollywood. On the one hand they are supposed they put up the illusion that the industry is embracing and includes all UNLIKE conservatives and then you have top actors like Leto saying the same industry makes it difficult for gay actors to get work? Still it’s nobody’s business if one is gay or not to get a role. Should you get a job in an office based on whether you are gay or not ? Does it matter if athletes in the Olympics are gay or not or if they are great enough to win a gold medal?

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    Liberals in Hollywood are the biggest hypocrites out there. Hollywood is not like Sports, where it doesn’t matter of ones sexual orientation. It does matter being straight or gay in Hollywood. A Hollywood director or producer might thinka gay man cannot play a romantic lead without the audience thinking of his real life sexual orientation. Hollywood wants straight, attractive male actors so they appeal to female audiences to go see their movies. Leto is correct to say that its still a conservative buisness, because it is.

  • dalovelee

    Again if, where or why is there any reason to bring up one’s sexual preference at an audition. I’ve gone on many auditions. WHY? Would a director need to know the actor’s sexual preference. It’s irrelevant. If an actor has an agent and he submits (sends) his client actor/actress for an audition for a role THEY DON’T ASK YOUR SEXUAL PREFERENCE at your audition..Why would anyone even want someone asking what is your sexual preference in order to get a role. That would be illegal!! You show up and if you look like the character and can do the part then you get the role. If an actor is famous and chooses to come out that’s his choice. In order to prove Leto’s statement you would have to say which actor is gay and he didn’t get a certain role because he’s gay. That’s like saying Viola Davis didn’t get the role of Harlequin in Suicide Squad because she was black..well do we knock Viola Davis auditioned for the role and can you prove in the director’s mind he said we don’t want her because she’s black.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    I am not sure which audtions you went for but Hollywood is known to have some pretty awful people in the industry. Alot of the directors and producers are closeted racists, child molestors and hate gays and lesbains probably. They might not ask you for your sexual orientation up front but if you decide to tell them about it, or they some how find out. This can lead to not getting roles in the future.
    Ever heard of Rupert Evert? He was actually having a good career until he chose to come out as gay. You don’t see him in many good roles because of that.

  • dalovelee

    Rupert Evert is not a good actor. Maybe that’s why he’s not getting roles. Again you would have to have a direct correlation of who didn’t get a role because he is gay. Hollywood is ‘know to have some awful people’ is not proof that men who are gay are not getting roles..how do you explain Zachary Quinto as Spock having a female love interest in his roles on tv and film. And Luke Evans. Again how does anyone know you are in bed with when you go on auditions..And no one ever asks your sexual preference in any professional setting. I don’t see where Kristen Stewart is not getting roles.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    Zachary Quinto is a B lister, and Luke Evans is not leading man material either. Which gay or lesbian actors are on the stature of Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Tom Cruise, Will smith? I honestly can’t think of any. Same with the actress. K-Stew doesn’t count since she was pretty famous and was dating her equally famous co-star when Twilight happened. They dated for years.

  • dalovelee

    Zachary Quinto is a B lister in 3 international block buster franchise? Kristen Stewart is a well respected incredibly famous actress who was in a billio dollar franchise..Ok now you have lost all debate credibility let’s agree to disagree.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    She was very famous before she decided to have a GF. She and Robert Pattionson were together for a few years, and it garnered alot publicity for Twilight when it was going on. And again, Is Zachary Qunti regarded leading man material in the same manner that Piit, Cruise, Smith, Depp, Clooney are? I don’t think so.

  • dalovelee

    I’ve ended the debated. You believe what you want.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    And you believe what you want to also. Its no wonder you are not a successful actress.

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