'll "fight to the for the right to suspend dis and play beyond my eperience."

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has a long history of straight actors playing , and it’s something has defended.

The n ress played a lesbian woman in 2015 ol, and according to the Hollywood Reporter, she had never been asked about her until she played an cher. 

Blanchett disagrees with the notion that an or should have lived the eperience of the cher they play, saying that it defies the whole point of ing.

“It also speaks to something that I’m quite passionate about in telling genery, but in specificy, is that can be quite a literal medium,” she sd at the Festival.

“And I fight to the for the right to suspend dis and play beyond my eperience. I think and that that entls had an etraordiny imp, a profound imp on the way we the creation of cher.

“I think it provides a lot of , but the down of it is that we , pticully in , I think, we epect and only epect to make a profound connection to a cher when it’s close to their eperience.”

Blanchett’s s e not d by ors, . Sir Ian McK has been critical of straight actors taking on LGBTQ roles, noting that no openly man has won an

Hanks won one for 1993’s , while did so for . In total, 52 strght ors who played chers have been nominated for the awd. 

In July, dropped out of playing a trans man following heavy after she accepted the role.

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