Watch: ‘The Drama Actors Roundtable (Featuring Billy Porter)’

Published: Monday 15th Jul 2019 by David

Billy Porter of ‘Pose‘ sat down for an insightful conversation with his peers at The Hollywood Reporter’s Drama Actor’s Roundtable to promote the show and offer insight into the journey that led him into the show’s arms.

Also at the table? Richard Madden, Diego Luna, Stephan James & Hugh Grant.

How he feels about straight men playing gay characters?

Being black and gay and out came with a lot of unemployment. It’s a double layer, the layer of being a person of color in this industry then the layer of being a queen. Nobody can see you as anything else. If “flamboyant” wasn’t in the description of the character, no one would see me, ever, for anything,


Watch below…

It  wouldn’t be so enraging if it went the other direction, but it doesn’t. Because straight men playing gay, everybody wants to give them an award.



Do you agree?

Posted under:

Comments 9

Please Post Your Comments & Reviews

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    • Susan July 15, 2019

      you have to work and use the computer and internet, and if you can do that and dedicate some time each day then you can do this with no problem.
      I have been working with this for a month and have made over $2,000 already. let me know if you need more help.
      Read more <===

    • Jasmine July 16, 2019

      He can’t act. He just plays himself.

      • Jasmine July 16, 2019

        Stop impersonating me tranny b*tch!!

  1. Jasmine July 15, 2019

    People who just play themselves in roles are not real actors (Billy Porter really is a feminine queen, Jussie Smollett really is a self-absorbed gay coke queen, Lynn Whitfield really is a b|tch, Gabrielle Union really is Mary Jane, Glynn Truman really is just like the roles he plays, etc)

  2. Romeo July 15, 2019

    I watched for Stephan.. not feeling the braids…but im so in love with him

  3. Calling you h*** out July 15, 2019

    He telling the truth we can only play one kind of character while everybody else can play whoever they want even when they not good at it and win s***.

  4. XYZ July 16, 2019

    Though I love him and get his point as well da seeing the struggle with gay actors gering a straight role, I dont even see him in a straight role, hause I Think it would be totally unauthentic

  5. Jasmine July 16, 2019

    Billy is just mad black queens turn his f % g o t a%S down for white f % gs

Recommended Posts
.. **