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Kevin Hart Explains Why He Can’t Portray Gay Characters

Kevin Hart Explains Why He Can’t Portray Gay Characters


Kevin Hart turned down the chance to star opposite Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder, because he couldn’t bring himself to portray a gay man in a comedy.

The Wedding Ringer funnyman reveals his blockbuster film career stalled in 2008 after he turned down the opportunity to join the cast of a star-studded movie, but he insists he still won’t go gay for a movie role.

He tells New York radio station Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, “I can’t… Not because I have any ill will or disrespect. It’s because I don’t think I’m really going to dive into that role 100 per cent because of insecurities about myself trying to play that part.

“The dude (Tropic Thunder character Alpa Chino) was doing a lot of stuff in the draft that I read. It was real flagrant… I was like, ‘I can’t do this’.”

The role ultimately went to Brandon T. Jackson.

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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