Golda Rosheuvel: I was told that coming out gay would ruin my acting career
Bridgerton star Golda Rosheuvel says when she first started in the industry she was told that revealing she was gay would “ruin her acting career”.
The actress, who plays Queen Charlotte in the hit Netflix series, said the advice a lesbian director gave her “blew me away”.
Speaking to the Just For Variety podcast, she recalled the discussion with the director.
“We talked about being out and proud and representation and whether I should say I’m gay in interviews,” she said.
“It was an absolute no, ‘There’s no way you should do that. It could or would ruin your acting career.’”
She added: “I would rather lose a job than not be true to who I am. I’d rather not work in an industry that doesn’t accept me… I just wasn’t raised that way.
“And then when she was on the road as a female director, as a lesbian director, I was like, ‘I don’t understand that advice.’ It blew me away.”
Rosheuvel stars alongside Jonathan Bailey, Kate Sharma and Nicola Coughlan in the second season of the racy Regency-era drama streaming now on Netflix.
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