For some, it takes an eye-opening and trying experience for you to discover a lot about yourself. This is looking like one of those times for the sexy Zachary Quinto. In a recent interview with NY Mag, Zach shared a lot about himself including an open statement that he’s never made clear before… and repeats twice. Zach states, “as a gay man…” So, there you have it! Spock is truly playing for our team, and let’s be honest, we couldn’t be more thrilled to know it.
Zach just recently finished an eight-month run of the Broadway revival of Angels In America where he played the acclaimed role of Louis Ironson, a man who abandons his AIDS-stricken boyfriend. Quinto claims that this was the “most challenging thing I’ve ever done as an actor, and the most rewarding.” He continues:
“At the same time, as a gay man, it made me feel like there’s still so much work to be done, and there’s still so many things that need to be looked at and addressed.”
Many of us have always wondered where Quinto’s sexuality lied. He has played a slew of gay roles on Tori Spelling’s So NoTORIous and currently on the FX series, American Horror Story. So was it really only a matter of time before Zach opened up the closet doors? As the interview continues, Zach makes the proud statement once again.
The topic changes to legalizing gay marriage as well the recent suicide of teen, Jamey Rodemeyer. He explains that when it comes to homosexuality, “there’s a hopelessness that surrounds it.” He explains:
“Where’s this disparity coming from, and why can’t we as a culture and society dig deeper to examine that? We’re terrified of facing ourselves.”
To understand why these statements are so prophetic, you have to understand that Zachary has refused to discuss his sexuality for years because in all honesty, does it really matter and who cares? He’s a brilliant actor and his sexuality shouldn’t come in to play right? However, he’s never shied away from expresses his values and support for anti-bullying campaigns and of course, playing gay roles. What do you think of Zach’s recent coming out? Share your thoughts below.