Zachary Quinto has admitted he is gay during a new interview with New York Magazine.
After he revealed the truth about his sexuality, Zachary Quinto, 34, has joined the ranks of celebrities like Ricky Martin, Lance Bass and Ellen DeGeneres by publicly admitting he’s gay.
Zachary Quinto, best known for playing Spock in the Star Trek reboot and Sylar on Heroes, confirms that he’s “a gay man” in the New York Magazine article.
“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,” Zachary Quinto said.
Zachary Quinto had refused to confirm rumors until now even in an interview with the New York Times in 2010.
Even before his decision to talk about his sexuality, Zachary Quinto has openly spoken out against bullying, even making a video for the “It Gets Better” campaign to support victimized gay and lesbian teens.
“And again, as a gay man I look at that and say there’s a hopelessness that surrounds it, but as a human being I look at it and say Why? 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,” Zachary Quinto said in reference to bullying.
Zachary Quinto played a straight, sexual man in his latest role, a cameo in Anna Faris’ new film What’s Your Number, but he is also known for playing a series of gay parts.
Zachary Quinto has appeared as a gay man on Tori Spelling’s TV show So NoTORIous and currently plays the kinky dead owner of a haunted house on FX’s American Horror Story.
Next up for Zachary Quinto is the October 21 premiere of his new film, Margin Call.
The thriller revolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis and stars Demi Moore, Gossip Girls’ Penn Badgley and Paul Bettany.
Zachary Quinto will also reprise his role as Spock in the 2012 sequel to his hit 2009 film, Star Trek.