The Eternals star Haaz Sleiman has said that the upcoming film will “humanise” LGBT+ families and “show how beautiful they are”.
Sleiman will be married with a child to Phastos, the first openly gay superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). In a recent interview with Out magazine, the actor opened up about his history-making MCU role and what it means to him to represent LGBT+ families on screen.
He said he feels “lucky” and “grateful” to be cast as the husband of Brian Tyree Henry’s character because he felt he could “humanise the hell out of it”.
“I don’t want to sound arrogant, but I feel like Marvel, they were very smart to cast me in it because I got to humanise the hell out of it,” Sleiman said. “I got to humanise an LGBTQ+ family and show how beautiful they are.”