Lucas Gage will speak about his sexuality when he is ready.
Excitement The 27-year-old star says he feels pressure “all the time” to publicly label his sexual identity. In fact, he says that he even faced professional consequences because of his refusal.
in a new interview with new York Timesthe former White lotus The actor spoke about how he first lost his agent because he didn’t label himself.
“One agent who dropped me was like, ‘Stop dyeing your hair, stop wearing weird clothes and pick a lane: gay, bi or straight. It’s so confusing.’ I understand representation and voices that need to be heard, but I don’t want to do anything but do anything for anyone but myself,” Gage said. “Let me do it when I’m ready. And that’s acting. I think everyone should have the opportunity to play a role of their choice.”
Gage also talked about how some people saw her appearance as hairstylist Chris Appleton holiday photos as an announcement of their relationship. While he’s comfortable if people interpret the post that way, Gage said he doesn’t feel the need to comment on it.
“If they want to think so, they can,” said Gage, who was photographed spending time with Appleton in the Dominican Republic. “I’m a pretty open book about most things in my life, but I do have a problem with a culture of needing to know everyone’s business and that nothing can be sacred. It’s a weird line I walk.” Still trying to understand.”
Last yearWhen someone on Twitter criticized the fact that he plays so many weird roles, Gage quickly spoke up.
“If Hollywood could stop hiring non LGBTQIA+ actors to play LGBTQIA+ characters @lukasgage that would be great,” Twitter user wrote, He has played 4 matches so far. 1 was enough.
In response to the tweet, Gage wrote, “You don’t know my alphabet.”
While Gage prefers to remain silent about her personal life, she is an advocate of showing the reality of sexual relationships on screen. He stars as a sex worker in his new independent film down low opposite Zachary Quinto, who plays a repressed Divorce. Gage acted before You With show lead Penn Badgley. while badgley recently shared While not wanting to participate in intimate scenes anymore, Gage has said that he feels it would be a mistake not to include sex in the program.
“If we’re showing this character who has a hidden kink and is struggling to be honest, or a guy who’s having his first awkward encounter with his boss, I think it shouldn’t be To watch is a disservice,” he said. in his scenes You And White lotus, “But I totally respect Penn and his ideas. Maybe because I’m not married with kids, I’m like, I have to give it a go while I can.”
Gage further stated that he received “significant backlash in my DMs” for defending the sex scenes, which he calls “a bit awkward”.
“And it bothers me because I don’t want to make fun of anybody. But a lot of people can have a hard time separating the actor from the character, and then, all of a sudden, people are coming up to me at Starbucks and asking, Was the scene real,” he said. “People forget to believe it.”