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Benedict Cumberbatch Weighs In On Straight Actors Playing Gay Roles While Promoting 'The Power of the Dog'

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Benedict Cumberbatch is opening up about his new movie The Power of the Dog. The 45-year-old actor was asked by press during the Telluride Film Festival about straight actors playing gay in the movie, and revealed they had hard conversations about the issue. Click inside to see what Benedict shared about it… If you’re unfamiliar, Benedict portrays Phil, who is described as a “ruthless Montana cattle rancher” and “projects a crude, macho presence”.

In the movie, Phil develops a relationship with Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee), the son of a widow who marries his brother. “I feel very sensitive about representation, diversity, and inclusion,” Benedict shared. “One of the appeals of the job was the idea that in this world, with this specific

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