Jack Whitehall says he didn’t know that his character McGregor in “Jungle Cruise” was gay when he originally auditioned for the film.
“When I first read the script, there was only a like a couple of sides,” the British actor told me at the movie’s premiere at Disneyland. “So yeah, there wasn’t any indication of that. It was quite a long casting process.”
Frank then raises a drink to toast “elsewhere.”
“I think it was a really well-written scene, and one that we certainly thought about and talked about,” Whitehall said.
When we talked before the premiere, Whitehall still hadn’t seen a final cut of the film, but said, “I hope that it’s a scene that audiences enjoy … I certainly felt at the time that I was proud of the work that we’d done.”
“Jungle Cruise” will be released in theaters and on Disney Plus with Premier Access on July 30.