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7 Straight And/Or Cis Actors Who Said They Wouldn't Accept LGBTQ+ Roles Outside Their Own Identity Today

Variety, Kristen Stewart said about this issue, "I would never want to tell a story that really should be told by somebody who’s lived that experience. Having said that, it’s a slippery slope conversation because that means I could never play another straight character if I’m going to hold everyone to the letter of this particular law."She added that it is "such a gray area," and that listening to the responses of the community you are trying to represent is of paramount importance.
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