Darren Criss said he will likely stop playing gay characters in future roles, as he doesn't want to continue taking away acting opportunities from LGBTQ actors.
“There are certain [queer] roles that I’ll see that are just wonderful,” Criss told Bustle in a recent interview. “But I want to make sure I won’t be another straight boy taking a gay man’s role.”
Gay roles Criss has played in the past include Blaine in Glee, Hedwig from Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, and serial killer Andrew Cunanan in American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Criss was nominated for a Golden Globe, and won an Emmy for his role as Cunanan.