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One of the stars of Disney’s upcoming Jungle Cruise adaptation has pronounced himself “proud” of his character’s coming-out as gay scene in the flick.
British actor and comedian Jack Whitehall, who is not gay, told reporters that he did not know the character was going to be portrayed as a gay man when he auditioned for the film.
“When I first read the script, there was only a like a couple of sides. So yeah, there wasn’t any indication of that. It was quite a long casting process,” Whitehall told Yahoo Entertainment.
According to reports, Whitehall’s “McGregor” does not directly use the word “gay” in his coming-out scene, but his dialog makes it clear. He tells Dwayne Johnson’s character that he broke off engagements with three women because his “interests happily lay elsewhere.” He goes on to note that his sister (Emily Blunt) stood by him when other family members shunned him because of “who he loved.”
Whitehall added that there was deep discussion over how to do the scene. “I think it was a really well-written scene, and one that we certainly thought about and talked about,” he said.
“I hope that it’s a scene that audiences enjoy … I certainly felt at the time that I was proud of the work that we’d done,” Whitehall concluded.
Jack Whitehall opens up about playing a gay character in #JungleCruise, teasing a "significant scene in the movie" that was "thought about and talked about a lot" behind the scenes. pic.twitter.com/AL8RjJScsL
— Variety (@Variety) July 26, 2021
The revelation outside the source material that McGregor is gay is just another example of Disney’s commitment in cooperation with radical gay activist groups to put as many LGBTQ characters in every production as possible.
Just last month the entertainment giant noted that it was rebooting its kid’s cartoon series, The Proud Family, to feature gay fathers instead of a traditional family. The Mouse House also added a two-father home in its Duck Tales cartoon in 2020.
As far back as 2019, Disney was emplacing gay characters in its kid’s programming, such as the gay character added to Andi Mack that year.
In more adult fare, Disney has pushed gay content into 2019’s Rise of the Skywalkers which featured a lesbian kissing scene (which was removed for Asian distribution), and added “transgender Jedi Knights” to its Star Wars: The High Republic comic book series. Also, the title character in its Loki streaming series was defined as “non-binary.”
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