Tom Hanks says he wouldn’t accept the role of a gay man in Philadelphia today

Tom Hanks says he wouldn’t accept the role of a gay man in Philadelphia today

Tom Hanks says he wouldn’t accept the role of a gay man in Philadelphia in modern times… The actor won the Oscar for playing an HIV-positive character in the 1993 film

  • The 65-year-old actor said, “Let’s address, ‘Could a straight man do what I did now in Philadelphia?’ No, and rightly so’
  • Hanks won an Oscar in the 1993 film for his portrayal of a gay man living with the HIV virus
  • He said his presence in the film was “one of the reasons people weren’t afraid of this film.”
  • He said people “won’t accept the inauthenticity of a straight guy playing a gay guy”.
  • Hanks is currently playing the role of Colonel Tom Parker in the new movie Elvis

Tom Hanks opened up about straight actors playing LGBTQ characters and said he would not accept a role in such circumstances in the present day after winning an Oscar for his portrayal of a gay man living with HIV in the 1993 film Philadelphia. virus lives.

The Oscar winner, 65, told The New York Times Magazine on Monday, “Let’s address, ‘Could a straight man do what I did now in Philadelphia?’ No, and rightly so.”

Hanks starred in the film as attorney Andrew Beckett, a gay man who is fired from his law firm after his bosses discover details about his personal life.

The latest: Tom Hanks, 65, opened up about straight actors playing LGBTQ characters and said he would not accept a role in such circumstances in modern times after winning an Oscar for his portrayal of a gay man in the 1993 film who lives with the HIV virus Philadelphia. He was caught in Memphis earlier this month

He said that “the whole point of Philadelphia was not to be afraid” and that “one of the reasons people weren’t afraid of this movie is because of that [he] played a gay man.

“We’re past that now, and I don’t think people would accept the inauthenticity of a straight guy playing a gay guy.”

Hanks added, “It’s not a crime, it’s not a boo that anyone would say we’re going to ask for more from a film in the modern realm of authenticity. Do I sound like I’m preaching? I don’t intend to.”

Hanks, who won back-to-back Best Actor Oscars in 1994 and 1995 for his performances in Philadelphia and Forrest Gump, said both films were “timely movies at the time that you might not be able to do now” since they were “on social media.” mocked and dismembered”.

Hanks won an Oscar for his portrayal of attorney Andrew Beckett, a gay man who is fired from his law firm after his bosses discover details about his personal life

Hanks won an Oscar for his portrayal of attorney Andrew Beckett, a gay man who is fired from his law firm after his bosses discover details about his personal life

Hanks appeared alongside Denzel Washington in the 1993 film directed by Jonathan Demme

Hanks appeared alongside Denzel Washington in the 1993 film directed by Jonathan Demme

When Hanks accepted the Oscar for Philadelphia, he spoke candidly about the tragic death toll caused by HIV/AIDS.

“I know my work in this case is magnified by the fact that the streets of heaven are too crowded with angels,” Hanks said. “We know their names. They count a thousand for each of the red ribbons we’re wearing here tonight. They finally rest in the warm embrace of the gracious Creator of us all.

“A healing embrace that cools her fever, cleanses her skin, and allows her eyes to see the simple, self-evident, sane truth revealed to us all by the benevolent Creator and written on paper by wise men, tolerant men, in of the city of Philadelphia 200 years ago.’

Hanks said that

Hanks said that “the whole point of Philadelphia was not to be afraid” and that “one of the reasons people weren’t afraid of this movie is because of that [he] played a gay man

Hanks, who plays Colonel Tom Parker in the new movie Elvis, has been on the promotional trail for the film

Hanks, who plays Colonel Tom Parker in the new movie Elvis, has been on the promotional trail for the film

Hanks, who plays Colonel Tom Parker in the new movie Elvis, also spoke to the publication about why he hasn’t tweeted on his Twitter page for more than two years.

“I stopped posting because I thought #1 it was an empty drill,” he said. “I have enough attention to myself. But I would also post something silly like, “Here’s a pair of shoes I saw in the middle of the street,” and the third comment would be, “F*** you, Hanks.” I don’t know if I want to give the guy the forum.

“If the third comment is, ‘F*** you, you Obama-loving communist,’ well, that’s how I don’t have to.”