THE soon-to-be-released Dreamworks animated film How to Train Your Dragon 2 set to have the subtle addition of a gay character to its franchise.
Openly-gay screenwriter and director Dean Deblois has spoken with entertainment website E! News about the character.
“When we were recording Craig Ferguson (the voice of character Gobber), I had written the line, ‘This is why I never got married,’ and he, as he often does, added it as an ad lib and he said, ‘Yup, Gobber is coming out of the closet’,” DeBlois said.
“I think that’s a really fun [and] daring move to put in. I love the idea that Gobber is Berk’s resident gay.”
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