Hu Ge Says He Can Take on Gay Roles

Chinese actor, Hu Ge (胡歌), is revered for being a great actor with many hit series such as “Nirvana in Fire” (琅琊榜) Chinese Paladin (仙劍奇俠傳), “The Disguiser” (伪装者) and others, under his belt. There’s no doubt about his A-list status as an actor as he can take on a lot of versatile roles. In an old interview that was suddenly dug out by netizens today, he was asked if he could accept portraying a gay character. His response shocked a lot of netizens and gave everyone a good laugh.

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In the interview, Hu Ge is asked if he would be able to accept more “variant roles such as a homosexual?” He quickly responded, “I think I can portray it.” This is where it gets interesting as the host asks in which aspect. Hu Ge responds back, “Are you asking top or bottom? It’s 1 or 0, right?“, eliciting laughter from the interviewer. He continues saying, “It depends on the needs of the character, but being a bottom is easier to portray. Bottoms are easier to imitate. A top doesn’t seem to have a lot of representative things on the surface, it’s hard to imitate. I am not really familiar with their world, but I wouldn’t mind portraying it if it was necessary.”

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Once the clip went viral, netizens included the hashtag “Teacher Hu Ge, you know too much”. Some netizens left comments such as, “I really want to see you portray it so badly.”, “You’re not familiar, but you don’t mind, an actor with really good attitude.”, “Old Hu is really cute.”

Watch the interview here:

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