John M. Becker

Sean Hayes On 'Will & Grace,' Coming Out

Filed By John M. Becker | October 28, 2013 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: coming out, Sean Hayes, television, Will & Grace

"I was so young. It made me go back in the closet [with the media] because I was so overwhelmed at 26 or 27. I didn't want the responsibility, I didn't know how to handle the responsibility of speaking for the gay community. I always felt like I owed them a huge apology for coming out too late. Some people in the gay community were very upset with me for not coming out on their terms. They don't stop to think about what's going on in somebody's personal life, and the struggles that they're having. It was all very scary. We got death threats. It was a really rough time for me, but I was also having the time of my life."

-- Actor Sean Hayes, talking with the Los Angeles Times about the controversy that initially surrounded his gay Will & Grace character, Jack, and how it affected him as a gay man.


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