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Billy Eichner says he did not cast Chris Evans in Bros to give 'openly LGBT actors a chance'

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Billy Eichner has said he 'could have easily' cast Chris Evans as his love interest in his gay rom com - but decided not to on a matter of principle.The 44-year-old comedian previously trumpeted the movie ahead of its release for having an all-queer cast even for the straight roles.Since then however the movie has bombed at the box office, with one line of thinking blaming its lack of A-list movie stars.'We could have easily thrown Chris Evans into the Luke McFarland role,' Billy said at a New Yorker Festival panel, per Deadline. 'But we didn’t because for us it was important to give a number of openly LGBT actors a chance to star in a movie even though they weren’t movie stars.' All-queer cast: Billy Eichner (left) has said he 'could have easily' cast Chris Evans (right) as his love interest in his gay rom com - but decided not to on a matter of principleBilly was on the panel with Harvey Fierstein, the acclaimed actor and Torch Song Trilogy playwright who also appears in Bros.They candidly acknowledged the movie's underwhelming performance at the box office, where its opening weekend was 40% below expectations.

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