Darren Criss has played his fair share of LGBTQ characters, making a name for himself with such roles as Blaine Anderson on “Glee” and, more recently, his acclaimed performance as gay murderer Andrew Cunanan on “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”.

Despite the fact that his two most recognizable characters have been gay, Criss himself is not, and he admits this is now posing something of a dilemma for him.

As reported by Bustle, Criss, 31, explains that he’s no longer comfortable playing gay roles — not because of any stigma, but because he doesn’t want to take a role that could otherwise go to a gay actor.

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“There are certain [queer] roles that I’ll see that are just wonderful,” Criss tells Bustle. “But I want to make sure I won’t be another straight boy taking a gay man’s role.”

While he insists it’s “been a real joy” to play those roles, he admits it’s “unfortunate” that he’s now reluctant to portray LGBTQ characters.

“The reason I say that is because getting to play those characters is inherently a wonderful dramatic experience,” he adds. “It has made for very, very compelling and interesting people.”