I just got back from Mayer Hawthorne‘s fabulous show down at The Roxy (my favorite LA venue) and I came home to this totally delicious bit of gossip concerning super hottie Zachary Quinto. Apparently the actor (probably best know for his role on NBC’s series Heroes and playing Spock in 2009’s Star Trek reboot) has come out of the closet, declaring he’s gay in a brand new interview featured in the latest issue of New York magazine! If this is indeed true, then kudos to Zachary (who in the past was romantically linked to Rumer Willis and Hayden Panettiere) for his bravery in declaring himself a proud gay man in Hollywood, not necessarily the easiest thing to do these days. Especially for actors and actresses who unfortunately still need to consider what coming out might mean to their careers. Yet there’s always strength in numbers, which definitely helps others who might be struggling with the same issue.
Zachary Quinto, best known for starring on the NBC show Heroes and playing Spock in the Star Trek remake, has come out of the closet in the upcoming issue of New York magazine, according to one of its editors. Mark Harris, an editor at the weekly, tweeted, “Congratulations to Zachary Quinto, out and proud in the new issue of New York magazine.” Just a year ago, when asked in a New York Times article about Internet rumors about his sexuality, Quinto told the paper, “The fact that these things are such hot-button issues right now, socially and politically, I would much rather talk about that than talk about who I sleep with.” SOURCE
UPDATE The interview is now live on nymag.com, it’s true Zachary is gay!
For one thing, he’s willing to unambiguously talk about his sexual orientation. His eight-month role in Angels in America was both “the most challenging thing I’ve ever done as an actor and the most rewarding” he says. Having to inhabit that terrible lost world, if only in his mind, took a toll. “And 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.” SOURCE