|Sir Ian McKellen says he “sympathizes” with minorities who feel underrepresented in studio movies|
Openly gay Sir Ian McKellen was asked his thoughts about the current brouhaha regarding the lack of diversity in this year’s Academy Award nominations.
“I think you have to live in Hollywood where the Oscars means so much more than they do elsewhere to understand why people’s feelings are running so high, and the fact that black people feel underrepresented in studio movies and big movies. Well, it’s what women thought for a long time. It’s what gay people like myself still think. And it’s a legitimate complaint and the Oscars has become the focus of those worries. So I sympathize.”