Nicholas Galitzine Opens Up on the “Guilt” of Portraying Queer Roles

Nicholas Galitzine has landed quite a number of queer roles in his career, including the well-known ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’, ‘Mary & George’, as well as ‘Angelo in Legends’, ‘Handsome Devil’, and ‘The Craft: Legacy’.


In a new interview with British GQ, the 29-year-old English actor opened up about his sentiments on portraying LGBTQ+ characters, stating:

“I am Nick, and I’m not my role. I identify as a straight man, but I have been a part of some incredible queer stories.”

“I felt a sense of uncertainty sometimes about whether I’m taking up someone’s space, and perhaps guilt,” he admitted.

Galitzine continued by noting that he perceives characters beyond just their sexuality, expressing:


“At the same time, I see those characters as not solely their sexuality.”

Somewhere along the interview, he also talked about fellow heartthrob Taylor Zakhar-Perez’s stunning visuals. The two of them starred as on-screen lovers in the queer rom-com ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’, which is available for streaming on Prime Video.


“Look, I can speak about this ‘cause Taylor’s a close friend of mine, but Taylor is like an Adonis. It was difficult in some aspects, being so closely compared to him,” the actor stated, then proceeded on listing his insecurities, but we won’t dwell on that.

What matters is that Galitzine is a stunning, talented and versatile actor, and his filmography is a solid proof to that. <3


5 thoughts on “Nicholas Galitzine Opens Up on the “Guilt” of Portraying Queer Roles”

  1. How about Rock Hudson? He was gay,(even though he wasn’t out); he played straight roles. He may have not been publicly out until his final days, it wasn’t completely unknown in Hollywood. I’m sure there have been many others. Also Neil Patrick Harris played a womanizer on How I Met Your Mother, before he came out. I think it should be whichever actor is right for the part, regardless of their sexuality; which really shouldn’t even be a consideration for any role.

  2. Now that he’s famous for playing gay roles, he can leave those LGBTQ roles for queer actors. In fact all straight actors leave these gay roles alone. Let us play these roles. Once everything is even ie more gays playing gay & straight roles, more leading queer actors, achieve stardom status, win awards, and can sustain an actor’s living then straights can play gay. So yes Nicolas you should feel guilty. Gay ppl are gay and more. Stop acting like gay isn’t important. Heck this is a gay magazine and he’s starring in gay movies smh.

  3. I have never understood resentment at straight actors playing LGBT+ roles. Gay-for-pay has been alive and well in the porn industry since it began. The skill of acting is pretending to be somebody else, otherwise we are going to have to search for a convicted serial killer to play the role of Hannibal Lecter. This would also backfire and decimate career opportunities for LGBT+ actors, if gay actors are refused straight roles because they’re not straight.

    • There are numerous of articles of LGBTQ actors confession of missing out on any roles because they are queer. So that is already happening. In a perfect world anyone should play anything but the industry is sh*t. Ever since out actors spoke up about this we’ve been seeing more getting hired. It’s all about representation and letting LGBTQ have the opportunity to build up their resume, make a living, and seeing their perspectives. We have been too kind on straight actors playing gay and it’s about time we start supporting our own. Like how many leading gay actors are popular and booking leads. There really isn’t anyone. Also there has been too many g4p actors who ended up being homophobic and worse.


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