Gay Actor Won't Play Jesus

Alas. But not because he's gay! Maybe? "Though [Chris] New was recently turned down for the role of Jesus on a U.S. TV show, and suspects it was because he is gay, he said that actors should not blame homophobia for not getting cast in the roles they want. 'There could be a million reasons why you might not get a job and gay people have to be careful about blaming [homophobia], because they're reinforcing their own closet door.'" Anyway: Out or not? The debate continues... [Guardian]