Why Nicholas Galitzine Feeling ‘Guilt’ for Playing Gay Is Part of the Problem

Nicholas Galitzine, star of Prime Video’s Red, White & Royal Blue and Starz’s Mary & George recently told British GQ that felt “perhaps guilt” for playing some of his queer roles. Newsweek’s H. Alan Scott breaks down why he shouldn’t feel guilt for playing queer roles, but rather his publicity team should be ashamed for intentionally being vague about his heterosexuality because the game of ‘is he or isn’t he’ works better for their PR campaign at the expense of LGBTQ+ people.

Anne Hathaway, Nicholas Galitzine, Idea of You
Anne Hathaway and Nicholas Galitzine in “The Idea of You,” 2024. Aged 41, Hathaway returns to the rom-com genre after no longer receiving “romantic scripts” in her thirties.

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