In a recent interview Irish actor Paul Mescal renowned for his role in the LGBTQ film “All Of Us Strangers,” expressed his belief that straight actors should have the opportunity to portray gay characters emphasizing the importance of responsible storytelling.
The 27-year-old heartthrob pointed out that the key factor lies in the filmmakers and actors being thoughtful and considerate in their portrayals, steering clear of offensive stereotypes that have unfortunately been present in some past queer performances.
Addressing the specific context of “All Of Us Strangers,” Mescal asserted that the film doesn’t fall into the problematic category attributing this to the conscientious approach of the creative team.
The tear-jerker fantasy film released last month and based on the 1987 novel “Strangers,” revolves around the character Adam a British screenwriter portrayed by Andrew Scott, who embarks on a journey of self-acceptance after a transformative encounter with his neighbor Harry played by Mescal.
Mescal delved into the film’s exploration of vulnerability among men stating that society often perceives vulnerability as weakness making it challenging for men to seek help.
The actor shared that the intimate scenes with co-star Andrew Scott were not only powerful but also therapeutic describing them as “healing.”
He highlighted the film’s narrative showcasing Adam’s struggle with his sexuality and finding solace in the character of Harry who provides a safe space for him to rediscover himself.
Reflecting on the role of sexuality in film Mescal emphasized the significance of portraying sex as both healing and sexy simultaneously asserting that this combination creates the most impactful storytelling experience.
Aside from his notable performance in “All Of Us Strangers,” Paul Mescal recently grabbed attention for showcasing his versatility in an American accent in a TikTok clip.
The video promoting the film “Foe” in which Mescal stars alongside Saoirse Ronan, went viral, garnering nearly 6 million views.
The actor’s ability to seamlessly switch accents left viewers astonished adding another layer to his already impressive repertoire.