To be fair. Jordan Gavaris wasn’t actually in the closet. As he explains to Vulture, he has never really been asked. When the interviewer asked about his sexual orientation, he answered, “Oh, I’m gay.” He goes on to say, “Nobody ever asks me. I’ve never been asked. Like, the whole course of the series.”
“I guess that’s where I’m at in terms of coming out publicly: I had this position when I started on the show that it shouldn’t matter. And I believe that. I hope that one day, the world gets to a place where you don’t need to politicize your sexuality any more than someone needs to politicize their race — that we can just act and we can exist in this Zeitgeist, telling stories about one another. And that no one’s afraid, maybe, to come out. But also that no one’s really hyperobsessed with knowing whether or not someone’s gay. That would be an amazing world to live in, where people don’t feel the need to protect themselves and other people don’t feel the need to launch an inquisition.”
The 27-year-old actor plays Felix Dawkins in the critically acclaimed series Orphan Black. The show recently started its fifth and final season. Head over to Vulture to read Gavaris’ thoughts on the fewer opportunities for openly gay actors, how feminine men have been villainized and much more.