US actor and cast member Kevin Hart arrives for the world premiere of 'The Wedding Ringer' at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on 6 January 2015.  Photo: PAUL BUCK
US actor and cast member Kevin Hart arrives for the world premiere of 'The Wedding Ringer' at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on 6 January 2015. Photo: PAUL BUCK

The ‘real’ hetero of Hollywood

Time of article published Jan 21, 2015

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Kevin Hart refuses to play gay characters.

The straight actor insists he has no “disrespect” towards gay people but admits he is too “insecure” to portray someone in a same-sex relationship on screen.

He said: “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 percent because of insecurities about myself trying to play that part. Does that make sense?”

However, the 35-year-old went on to stress he has no problem with the gay community.

He said on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club: “As people, I love you.”

Kevin also admitted he turned down the role of Alpa Chino in Tropic Thunder, with the part going to Brandon T Jackson: “The dude, he was doing a lot of stuff in the draft that I read. It was real flagrant… I was like: ‘I can’t do this.’” - BANG Showbiz

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