Teen Wolf and Desperate Housewives actor Charlie Carver publicly came out as gay via Instagram in January 2016. A year later, the 28-year-old actor talks about the motivation behind that decision to Attitude magazine.
Charlie also opens up about his past resentment towards his father for his sexuality. I had no idea his father was gay as well. Don’t you just love a man who talks about their feelings while showing off their guns 😉 Charlie looks mighty fine on the cover and inside photo.
Check out quotes from his revealing interview with the British publication below.
On Past Resentment Towards His Gay Father
“In the way that sons and fathers can have beef regardless of [sexual] orientation, it was just something where I wanted to be able to define myself, set my own rules, and I felt like I had all of a sudden someone who I was gonna be forced to become, and I didn’t wanna be like him.”
On His Father’s Sexuality Helping Him Come To Terms With His Own
“I think he taught me, in the way that he lived his life, that your sexuality doesn’t define you. It’s an important part of who you are, but he had such a rich life… And I think because I was frustrated by what I would call some of his own internalized shame, that it almost became this challenge to really get to the bottom of that quickly, for me. It kind of propelled me into being louder and brasher and more experimental. And I think that hurt his feelings sometimes, but I think he was also grateful.”
On His Decision To Publicly Come Out
“I didn’t really give a f-ck at that point because, for me, not that I was living under duress, but I’d said to myself if I can’t do this when I’m young, I’m not sure I wanna stay in this business. I think the world is changing, representation is changing, and I wanted to be a part of that and I wouldn’t wanna be in this business if I couldn’t be a part of that.”
For more, head over to Attitude.