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Should straight actors play gay roles?
Gay people need more visibility, and gay actors playing gay characters would help with that.
True, but this does not mean that they cannot play straight characters.
Gay people make up a decidedly small portion of the population and filling a role with a gay actor who fits the role may not be possible.
There are more straight leading roles in movies or series so it would be more efficient for their career to play straight people. This would also make them more visible.