Kevin Hart says he won’t play a gay man, and with good reason

By Drum Digital
21 January 2015

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart, says he won’t play a gay man, has turned down movie roles over his own 'insecurities'

The 'Wedding Ringer' star says he doesn't feel comfortable playing gay characters on screen, but has no 'ill will or disrespect' for the gay community.

Kevin (35) told the New York hip hop radio station that he had turned down a gig as a gay character in 2008 comedy Tropic Thunder, (Brandon T. Jackson ended up playing the character).

Hart said he just wasn't comfortable portraying a homosexual character on screen.

"No — not because I have any ill will or disrespect," he explained.

"It's because ... I don't think I'm really going to dive into that role 100% because of insecurities about myself trying to play that part. Does that make sense? Like, what I think people are going to think while I'm trying to do this is going to stop me from playing that part the way that I'm supposed to."

"In my defense — first of all, before I say this, I'm politically correct. To the gay community, I respect and appreciate you for everything y'all do, and as people, I love you — the part was way more ... in the beginning, the dude was doing a lot of stuff in the draft that I read. I'm not saying it. It was real flagrant," the standup comedian said.

"It was a lot of stuff, and I was like, 'I can't do this,'" he added.

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