Kevin Hart: I Will Not Play Gay Characters Because of My Own Insecurities

Kevin Hart: I Will Not Play Gay Characters Because of My Own Insecurities

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Kevin Hart doesn’t have an issue with gay people, but he himself will not play a gay man on screen.

Hart, 35, passed up a role in Al Pacino’s Tropic Thunder in 2008 because the character was gay.

“The dude, he was doing a lot of stuff in the draft I read,” Hart said of the script. The role went on to Brandon T. Jackson. “It was real flagrant.”

“In my defense – first of all, before I say this, I’m politically correct,” he said. “To the gay community, I respect and appreciate you for everything y’all do, and as people, I love you.”

Regardless, Hart said in the near future he will not be taking any gay roles.

“I can’t,” he said. “Not because I have any ill will or disrespect, but I don’t think I’m really going to dive into that role 100 percent, because of insecurities about myself trying to play that part. Does that make sense?”

But never say never.

“You don’t know what tomorrow holds,” Hart said. “…Right now, it’s not on the drawing board.”

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