Josh Hutcherson continues to prove that he’s one of the rare A-list actors who actually puts his morals before his movies. The outspoken actor not only openly supports Straight But Not Narrow, but he also lives like a straight but not narrow person every singe day. In a recent interview with Out Magazine, the Catching Fire star talks about his sexuality and how he feels about dating a guy one day. Spoiler alert: he’s okay with it.
“Maybe I could say right now I’m 100 percent straight. But who knows? In a f–king year, I could meet a guy and be like, Whoa, I’m attracted to this person.” …Concedes the up-and-coming star, who does work alongside Miley Cyrus‘ dreamy ex-fiance Hemsworth, after all: “I’ve met guys all the time that I’m like, Damn, that’s a good-looking guy, you know? I’ve never been, like, Oh, I want to kiss that guy. I really love women. But I think defining yourself as 100% anything is kind of near-sighted and close-minded.”
For an actor who’s cast as the romantic lead in a huge franchise film, this is an incredibly bold statement to make. He’s not coming out as gay, but he is coming out and saying that there’s nothing wrong with being gay or bisexual or even just attracted to someone of the same sex. Maybe he’ll date a guy at some point, maybe he won’t. That’s not the point. The point is that judging people based on their preferences is bigoted. I know that’s something that we all know, but sadly it’s something that a lot of people still don’t.
In fact, so many people judge actors based on their sexuality that studios and publicists routinely team up to set closeted actors up in fakelationships to fool the audiences. You know because gay actors can’t convincingly play straight characters. Even though they’re actors. The Hunger Games franchise seems like just the kind of franchise that would be nervous about Josh Hutcherson being spotted making out with a guy. But he didn’t care about that and he went on the record to say it. For that I gave him major props. In fact, I’ll just go ahead and give him all the props.