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James Corden Plays Gay in 'The Prom' Despite Being Straight, Andrew Rannells Shares Thoughts on the Casting

James Corden Plays Gay in 'The Prom' Despite Being Straight, Andrew Rannells Shares Thoughts on the Casting

A lot of people are upset by James Corden‘s casting in the new movie The Prom and his co-star Andrew Rannells is reacting to the controversy.

Corden, who is straight, plays an openly gay and proudly out Broadway star in the new movie. Rannells, who is gay in real life, plays the straight lead male role.

Vanity Fair even ran a story with the headline, “James Corden Should Have Been Banned from The Prom.” In the article, the magazine called the actor’s performance “insulting.”

Andrew shared his thoughts on the casting in a new interview.

Click inside to find out what he said…

“You know, I kinda I go back and forth about this. Obviously, representation is very important, but what I feel that Ryan [Murphy] does so well is, you know, it’s the best person for the job, quite frankly,” Andrew told Attitude. “In the same way that James can play the gay character, he’s also given me an opportunity to play a straight character, which is not something I do all the time. As much as he takes [an actor’s sexuality] into consideration, I think ultimately he’s looking for talent and parts, and he’s given me the opportunity to play this part which maybe another director wouldn’t have cast me in, and I’m very grateful for the opportunity.

The Prom is streaming now on Netflix.

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Posted to: Andrew Rannells, James Corden, The Prom

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