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Grey's Anatomy's Alex Landi Discusses Straight Actors Playing Gay Roles

Grey's Anatomy's Alex Landi Discusses Straight Actors Playing Gay Roles

Alex Landi shows off his six pack abs in this shirtless photo from his Attitude magazine cover story!

Here’s what the 26-year-old Grey’s Anatomy actor had to share with the mag:

On straight actors playing LGBT roles: “As an actor, I want to do the best job I can in any role, regardless of my own personal sexuality or the character’s. I just want to do this role proud for the LGBT+ and the Asian communities. If I put in my two cents, the best actor wins. It comes down to the role breakdown…it just falls into whoever can do it the best and what the producer likes. I don’t think it necessarily has to fall into sexual identity. It falls into who can get the job done… There are discussions about transgender actors playing transgender roles, gay actors playing gay roles, and Asian actors speaking up about whitewashing simply because not all actors have equal opportunities. There isn’t a level playing ground. When roles stop being pre-defined by ethnicity and sexual orientation, that is when these discussions will no longer be at the forefront of casting decisions.”

On why the Asian community has been under-represented on screen: “I don’t even know how to explain that. Growing up, I’d watch tons of movies and the leading men were white, traditionally they’re always white. Why can’t there be an Asian James Bond? Why can’t there be an Asian Marvel superhero? There are plenty of Asian men who can pull it off. A dream of mine is to become a Marvel superhero.”

For more from Alex, visit attitude.co.uk!

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Photos: Attitude Magazine
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