Kate Winslet Says She Knows 'at Least Four' Actors 'Hiding Their Sexuality' Due to 'Homophobia' in Hollywood

Kate Winslet Says She Knows 'at Least Four' Actors 'Hiding Their Sexuality' Due to 'Homophobia' in Hollywood


Titanic and Avatar star Kate Winslet says she knows “at least four” actors who are “hiding their sexuality” due to “homophobia” that exists in Hollywood.

“I cannot tell you the number of young actors I know — some well known, some starting out — who are terrified their sexuality will be revealed and that it will stand in the way of their being cast in straight roles. Now that’s fucked up,” Winslet said in a recent interview with The Sunday Times.

“I’m telling you,” the actress continued. “A well-known actor has just got an American agent and the agent said, ‘I understand you are bisexual. I wouldn’t publicize that.’ I can think of at least four actors absolutely hiding their sexuality.”

“It’s painful,” Winslet added. “Because they fear being found out. And that’s what they say. ‘I don’t want to be found out.’”

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The actress added that the shame

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