Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Jonathan Groff Three Times

I'm sure all you queens have already stampeded over to this Jonathan Groff interview, it's been making the rounds, but if I did happen to beat you to the punch go on and hit it up, it's a really fun and open chat with the fun and open fellow. (There are a couple more pictures, too.) Anyway I was tempted to quote the part where he talks about being flattered by our collective boners over him and Russell Tovey fucking but I actually think this portion where he talks about what coming out meant to him and his career is most worthy:

"When I came out, I understood that maybe I wouldn’t be the male romantic lead in a Nicholas Sparks movie. And I’m okay with that. I love theater. I came to New York to be a theater actor. There are a lot of out gay theater actors. When I came out, I made peace with the fact that maybe I wouldn’t be a huge movie star or a huge TV star. But I’d rather be a working actor and not hiding anything in my personal life. Weirdly, after I came out, I began to get a lot more film and television work. That’s all a way of saying that the reason I don’t mind talking about it over and over is because that is the way acceptance happens, and that’s the way you break down those walls. It’s what Harvey Milk said about coming out to all your friends. It’s important. And the more we talk about it, then the less we’ll finally have to talk about it. And for me personally, it feels liberating. I enjoy talking about it because I felt I couldn’t talk about it for so long."

1 comment:

tanpoffel said...

God. He's ALMOST too perfect, isn't he? Almost -- since he doesn't seem to do monogamy anymore necessarily, one needs to keep one's options rather wide open!