Sean Bean has said “a lot of men these days are made to feel like apologists for their sexuality and their masculinity” while discussing his latest acting project.
The 63-year-old British actor has starred in The Lord Of The Rings, Game Of Thrones and recently won a Bafta for his role in BBC One drama Time.
Ahead of the start of his latest project, BBC drama Marriage, Bean spoke to The Times newspaper about how he feels views on men have changed in the post #MeToo movement world.
When asked if he believes it is harder to be a man now, he said: “Yes, I suppose it is, really.”
Bean added: “Certain aspects of a man’s character are frowned upon now as being discriminatory or boorish.
“But I think you’ve got to be careful we do not lose sight of what a man is.
“Look at the old heroes in