Having played a serial womanizer for almost a decade, Neil Patrick Harris has some thoughts on whether actors should play roles that differ from their own identity. The openly gay actor, who is starring in It's a Sin , a new British miniseries about the AIDS epidemic, addressed the controversial issue in a recent interview with Britain's The Times , saying he "would definitely want to hire the best actor" for a given role. To declare that you'd never do that, you might miss opportunities. The issue of whether straight actors should play LGBTQ characters has been a recurring point of contention in recent years. In , for instance, Darren Criss said he would no longer play gay characters , explaining, "I want to make sure I won't be another straight boy taking a gay man's role. Harris' comments were a response to recent remarks by It's a Sin creator Russell T Davies , who is also openly gay and created the original British version of the groundbreaking series Queer as Folk which starred straight actors including Charlie Hunnam and Aidan Gillen as gay characters.
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The following films made for television include central LGBT themes or characters. Mauri also has a son by artificial insemination with lesbian best friend Bea, who had a relationship with a lawyer, Rosa, for a while. Afterwards, she had a wild night with Ana, who became lesbian for her and became a stable couple. Gamble, a Daddy bear type, was an average blue collar guy with many traits typical of American masculinity, including a love of football and beer, and very few of the traits stereotypically associated with gay men.