‘Ender’s Game’ Stars Answer Gay Rights Questions
The film’s biggest star, Harrison Ford, addressed the controversy in an interview before facing fans.
“I don’t think that issue rears its head in the work. No part of the story concerns Mr. Card’s theories about society in terms of gay issues or homosexual issues,” Ford said. “So I hold it completely separate. I think it’s an imaginative and complex story. And I’m glad he told it. And I’m glad I had a chance to be a part of it. I think he has a right to his opinions and I think he has also made it clear that it was a battle that he fought and lost and would like to get on with the rest of life.”
Butterfield, who plays the film’s title character, said “I agree with rights for everybody” and that Card’s views shouldn’t change how audiences receive the film or book”You can’t blame a work for its author,” the 16-year-old British actor said.