Not only in Indonesia, many Hollywood artists are secretive about their sexual orientation. They prefer to hide their sexual orientation for fear of being influential in their careers.
Actress Kate Winslet revealed the issue of sexual orientation of the artists in Hollywood. Kate said, there are some famous artists who are afraid of their sexual orientation being open to the public.
Why this happened? According to Kate Winslet, the Hollywood stars fear their careers will fade if their sexual orientation is exposed.
The woman who is widely known for the films Romeo and Juliet and Titanic said, when someone is open about their sexual orientation, it can make the artist lose the opportunity to get the main role in a major film production.
“I can’t tell you the number of young actors I know, some well-known, some just starting out, who are afraid their sexuality will be exposed and it will prevent them from getting a direct role. Now, that’s very messy,” Winslet said in an interview with the magazine. The Times Culture, as quoted by Suara.com in Entertainment Weekly, Monday (5/4/2021).
He continued, there are at least four people he knows who are forced to hide their personal sexual orientation.
“I tell you. A famous actor just got an agency in America and the agent said, ‘I understand you are bisexual. I’m not going to publish it.’ I think there are at least four actors who are really hiding their sexuality. ”
“It hurts. Because they’re afraid of being caught. And that’s what they say. ‘I don’t want to be caught.'”
Kate Winslet said the stigma was more strongly attached to male actors, and that was considered very bad. Kate Winslet’s statement managed to make the public wonder, who Kate meant.
On the other hand, an Oscar or Academy Award-winning actress talks about sexual orientation regarding her latest film, Ammonite.
The film Ammonite itself tells the story of a lesbian couple, a British paleontologist named Mary Anning, played by Kate Winslet, and her lover, Charlotte Murchison, played by Saoirse Ronan.
“The conversation about straight actors in gay roles is very important. I hope there will come a time when automatically (gay) actors get that part and you don’t have to put in a prominent movie star to make,” he concluded.