12/28/2012 09:47 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Why One Straight Actor Still Feels Uncomfortable Playing Gay

The effect of multiple strangers asking you to take off your clothes is uncomfortably intimate—like walking around a doctor's office with a glass of your own urine.

That's what I'm thinking when, for the third time in a day, a woman asks me: "So, you are comfortable taking your shirt off?"

I nod and hand her a headshot.

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