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Actor Stanley Tucci challenges conventions of same-sex romance in 'Supernova'

Stanley Tucci has spoken of the importance of challenging the notion that films about same-sex romances must have the fact a couple is gay at their centre.

The actor, 60, stars opposite Colin Firth in Supernova, in which they play a couple visiting friends, family and places from their past in an old camper van as they struggle with a diagnosis of early-onset dementia.

The film was inspired by writer/director Harry Macqueen’s experience with people facing dementia at a relatively young age and Tucci told the PA news agency: “I think Harry did a very good thing in embracing they are just two people who love each other and that’s it.

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