Saturday, 10 October 2015

Thought For The Day: Ben Whishaw

"With gay characters being played by straight people, straight characters being played by gay people, come on, we're actors.

"I do not understand what the problem is. Actors play all sorts of things. I've played murderers, journalists and kings - I'm not any of them. The whole thing is a fiction, it's about imagination, it's play. I am baffled to why it's such a big thing.

"And also, I'm baffled because it feels like we're in a time where there are lots of gay people, not just actors but in all walks of life, and let's be where we are. We're human beings and I don't understand why it's really a discussion now.

"The Matt Damon thing, it has probably been taken out of context but I don't understand the heat around it. It feels like a story that's trying to be drummed up, even though there are more important things we should be talking about."

Press Association.

Fagburn now retracts his statement about Ben being boring and dim-witted.

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