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Nicholas Galitzine Says He Feels ‘Guilt’ For Portraying Multiple Queer Characters

Nicholas Galitzine Says He Feels ‘Guilt’ For Portraying Multiple Queer Characters

[ad_1] After rising to fame by playing queer characters in the rom-com Red, White & Royal Blue and the drama miniseries Mary & George, Nicholas Galitzine is clearing the air about his own sexuality. “I identify as a straight man,” Nicholas said in a new British GQ interview published on Wednesday. “But I have been a part of some incredible queer stories.” The British actor admitted he felt torn about taking on so many LGBTQ+ roles because of his heterosexuality. “I felt a sense of uncertainty sometimes about whether I’m taking up someone’s space, and perhaps guilt,” he explained. “At the same time, I see those characters as not solely their sexuality.” Nicholas with co-star Taylor Zakhar Perez in Red, White And Royal Blue Jonathan Prime/Prime Video The Idea of You star went on to clarify that the characters he plays on screen are totally separate from who he is off the clock, adding: “I am Nick, and I’m not my role.” Speaking with HuffPost UK, the English actor explained the “plethora of reasons” why …

Baby Reindeer star reveals deleted scene that gives ‘closure’ to characters

Baby Reindeer star reveals deleted scene that gives ‘closure’ to characters

[ad_1] For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Actor Nava Mau has described a deleted scene that was cut out of the recent Netflix miniseries Baby Reindeer. In the hit Netflix drama, Mau plays Teri, a trans woman who begins dating the series’ main character Donny, played by the show’s creator Richard Gadd. Baby Reindeer is based on Gadd’s real-life experiences, and explores his traumatic years-long experiences with a stalker (played by Jessica Gunning), as well as his history as a victim of sexual abuse. After a turbulent romance, Teri and Donny ultimately break up in the series, and Teri is fleetingly seen dating someone else. Speaking to GQ, Mau revealed that they had actually shot a scene that would have taken place after the events of the show, and would have provided “closure” for the arc of Donny and Teri’s relationship. “There actually was one more piece of Teri and Donny’s relationship in the …

‘Gissa job!’ How Bernard Hill created one of TV’s most tragic and unforgettable characters | Television

‘Gissa job!’ How Bernard Hill created one of TV’s most tragic and unforgettable characters | Television

[ad_1] Some time in 1980, on the first sheet of a script that would eventually run to 221 pages, Alan Bleasdale typed the line: We see Yosser with his three children. He is leaning forward. When the jobcentre clerk explains he is “afraid” he can’t do anything, the pale-faced, dark-moustached man snaps: “Afraid? Y’ll be terrified in a minute. [Leans in.] Now sort me soddin’ Giro check out before I knock y’into the disability department.” Anyone who has watched Boys from the Blackstuff immediately hears the mellifluously menacing voice of Bernard Hill and sees the tall broad frame that was often angled forward. Bleasdale’s frequent specification that Yosser was “leaning in” warned that the unemployed road layer was about to head-butt a person, wall or church, as he indelibly did in scenes from the series. That Hill, who died yesterday aged 79, was able to turn this dialogue and action into one of the most memorable characters in British TV history was due to his strong face and acting brain, but also the two layers …

Ryan Gosling and Mikey Day reprise viral Beavis and Butt-Head characters at Fall Guy premiere

Ryan Gosling and Mikey Day reprise viral Beavis and Butt-Head characters at Fall Guy premiere

[ad_1] Ryan Gosling and Mikey Day aren’t done playing Beavis and Butt-Head yet – the pair appeared as the characters at the premiere of Gosling’s latest film. Gosling, who stars in The Fall Guy opposite Emily Blunt, walked the carpet twice on Tuesday (Apr 30) during the Los Angeles premiere. He looked dapper for his first appearance in a mint green suit and shirt, but donned a blonde pompadour wig and “Death Rock” T-shirt for a second appearance as Beavis with Day’s buck-toothed Butt-Head. The animated characters, known for their stupid antics, ridiculous laughs and crass jokes, were a mainstay in the 1990s on MTV. Gosling and Day debuted their live-action take on the animated characters on Saturday Night Live last month, causing cast member Heidi Gardner and several other performers to break into laughter during the sketch. The bit, with Beavis and Butthead sitting in the audience of a panel discussion about artificial intelligence, has been viewed more than 13 million times on YouTube. Gosling and Day posed on the carpet in character, including with …

I’m a Boy. Does Playing Female Characters in Video Games Make Me Gay?

I’m a Boy. Does Playing Female Characters in Video Games Make Me Gay?

[ad_1] I’m a guy “in real life,” but I’ve always played female characters in video games. More and more people say this means I’m either secretly gay/trans or a total creep. Am I allowed to just prefer it? —Gender Player Dear Player, It sounds like you have a lot of people in your life, Player, who think they know you better than you know yourself. I won’t pretend to have insight into your deepest self, but I can offer some ways of thinking about your choice: Fantasy and fiction offer an escape hatch from your usual point of view and let you explore perspectives different from your own. Choosing a droid as your avatar doesn’t mean you’re a robot deep down. Reading a novel that portrays the world through the eyes of a female narrator doesn’t mean you’re secretly a woman (or a “creep”). The pioneers of the internet hoped that digital spaces would liberate us from our ordinary lives, allowing us to experiment with assumed identities behind the veil of anonymity. That’s certainly not …

Hookups lead to breakups for female characters in top teen romance dramas

Hookups lead to breakups for female characters in top teen romance dramas

[ad_1] A scientific analysis of the romantic content in the 41 high-grossing teen romantic drama movies from 1961 to 2019 has found that male characters were more likely to express romantic ideals, whereas hookups — especially those involving female characters — often predicted relationship terminations. This trend highlights a persistent sexual double standard in these films, which could have negative implications for their primarily young female audience. The findings have been published in the journal Psychology of Popular Media. For decades, romantic films have played a significant role in shaping societal views about love and relationships, often idealizing these experiences in a way that might not align with reality. Previous research indicates that exposure to these films can influence young people’s beliefs about romance, leading them to hold more idealistic views about love. However, the specific content and messages conveyed in teen romantic dramas remained less explored. Given the popularity of these films among adolescents, understanding their content could provide insights into how media influences young viewers’ expectations and beliefs about relationships. “I, just like …

California Disney Characters Are Unionizing Decades After Florida Peers. Hollywood Plays a Role

California Disney Characters Are Unionizing Decades After Florida Peers. Hollywood Plays a Role

[ad_1] Unlike the experiences of his peers at Disney’s parks in Orlando, Florida, where there is a much smaller talent pool, the performers who play Mickey Mouse, Goofy and other beloved Disney characters at the California parks aren’t always provided a consistent work schedule by the company. It’s among the reasons the California performers are organizing to be represented by a union now, more than four decades after their Florida counterparts did so. While Disney asks character performers to be available to work at any time, that demand isn’t always rewarded with scheduled work hours, the California performers said. “A lot of performers get the sense that if they don’t give their full availability, we won’t be in shows … and that will impact other jobs we need to sustain a living in this area,” said Elefante, who lives in Santa Ana, California. Earlier this month, the California character performers and the union organizing them, Actors’ Equity Association, said they had filed a petition for union recognition. Photos You Should See – April 2024 It’s …

Baby Reindeer: Writer Richard Gadd tells fans to stop speculating about characters | Ents & Arts News

Baby Reindeer: Writer Richard Gadd tells fans to stop speculating about characters | Ents & Arts News

[ad_1] Richard Gadd has urged fans of his hit show Baby Reindeer to stop speculating about who the characters in his show are based on in real life. The Netflix series is based on the real-life story of its writer Gadd, who also plays the lead character, and his warped relationship with a female stalker. Fans have been speculating online about the identity of the stalker played by Jessica Gunning in real life (spoiler warning), as well as who another character, seen sexually assaulting Gadd in the series, is based on. The character, played by Tom Goodman-Hill, is a TV writer who repeatedly sexually assaults Gadd’s character and supplies him with drugs. Gadd addressed his fans on his Instagram story on Tuesday, saying: “People I love, have worked with, and admire… are unfairly getting caught up in speculation. “Please don’t speculate on who any of the real-life people could be. That’s not the point of our show. Lots of love, Richard.” Read more on Sky News:Richard Osman reveals Thursday Murder Club castPolice launch manhunt for …

Baby Reindeer star Richard Gadd responds to speculation over show’s real-life characters

Baby Reindeer star Richard Gadd responds to speculation over show’s real-life characters

[ad_1] For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails The star and creator of Baby Reindeer has urged would-be internet sleuths to stop trying to uncover the identities of the real people who inspired the story. Since its launch on Netflix earlier this month, Richard Gadd’s seven-part series based on his true experience of being stalked has become one of the most-discussed TV projects of the year, with fans marvelling at a particular hidden reference used throughout the show. Starring Gadd as a fictionalised version of himself, a bartender and fledgling comedian named Donny, and Jessica Gunning as Martha, a lonely woman who begins to invade all areas of his life, Baby Reindeer shows how their relationship quickly became problematic and abusive. Although the story is rooted in real events, Gadd changed names and specific details of the story to protect the identities of the people involved. Social media detectives, however, have made efforts to uncover …

Stop Speculating About Real Life Characters

Stop Speculating About Real Life Characters

[ad_1] Baby Reindeer opens with a disclosure typical amid today’s boom in crime content: “This is a true story.” It’s a fitting declaration as the new Netflix limited series, which shot to No. 1 on the streamer’s TV rankings over the weekend to become the latest viral hit, is based on the life and experiences of its creator, writer, executive producer and star, Richard Gadd. The multihyphenate adapted it from his award-winning Edinburgh Festival Fringe one-man play. Baby Reindeer casts Gadd as Donny Dunn, a struggling comedian who encounters a lonely woman one day while at his bartending gig. The chance meeting, during which he offers her a complimentary cup of tea when she turns up in tears, spirals over many months as it’s revealed that Martha, who is played by Jessica Gunning, is a dangerous serial stalker. Richard Gadd as Donny in one of his stand-up scenes. Netflix The characters develop a warped relationship that impacts those closest to Donny, including his co-workers, a trans girlfriend named Teri (played by Nava Mau), his parents, …