Oscar Issac addressed rumors about gay romance on Star Wars


Star Wars actor Oscar Issac has spoken out about LGBT representation in the francise. Oscar Issac stars in the upcoming Star Wars film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, his second appearance in the franshise. Giving an interview to Collider, Issac addressed the speculation that surrounds his character of Poe Dameron, a charasmatic fighter pilot. Much of the attention has focused on Oscar Issac’s character and his relationship with John Boyega’s character Flynn.The two characters made their debut in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015, prompting rumours and speculation of a relationship between the two characters. In the Collider interview, Issac addressed the impact of representation and said that he’s actually not against playing a gay character, but thinks it’s not time to introduce it in Star Wars. “Well what it means to me is that people can see themselves in a hero like this, in a movie like this, which I love,” Issac said, “As to actually seeing how that manifests in Poe – that isn’t necessarily going to be a clear story point in [The Last Jedi]. But as an actor I’m very open to those possible storylines and I don’t think it needs to be nailed down in any kind of traditional way.”.


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