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Why hasn’t a gay actor starred in a Marvel film, asks Kit Harington

“Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington said that he has issues with queer representation in Hollywood films.

The actor said the fact that “masculinity and homosexuality” cannot go hand-in-hand in movies bothers him, reported Variety.

“There’s a big problem with masculinity and homosexuality that they can’t somehow go hand in hand. That we can’t have someone in a Marvel movie who’s gay in real life and plays some super hero. I mean, when is that going to happen?” Harington said.

The 31-year-old actor was speaking on the sidelines of ongoing Toronto International Film Festival, where he was joined by his “The Death and Life of John F Donovan” co-stars Emily Hampshire and Thandie Newton and director Xavier Dolan.

Newton added, “It is changing, but we have to get behind those changes and keep pushing it”.