THe actor and musician says that Hollywood won’t allow gay leads the same opportunities as their straight counterparts. “I definitely don’t think a gay leading man would have the same opportunities as a straight leading man,” Leto told GQ.
“I don’t think that. Not for a single second. I don’t know if that’s offensive or not, but that’s my thought right now,” he continues, adding that he is completely against discrimination, but it is a reality. “It shouldn’t be that way. I don’t think you’ll have as many opportunities. And I think you could say the same for minorities,” he said. “Anyway, no, I think that this is still a very conservative business.”
Leto won an Oscar for his role in Dallas Buyers Club – in which he played a trans character named Rayon. His win was criticised by some LGBT activists, as they believed the role should have gone to a trans actor.