Lee Pace: “I understand the importance of living openly, being counted and happily owning who I am”
Actor Lee Pace had an awkward interview published last week that left the impression that he was coming out publicly begrudgingly.
In a series of tweets posted earlier today, he wants to make clear that is not the case:
In a recent phone interview, I was asked questions that I wasn’t expecting and found myself momentarily at a loss for the right words. My privacy is important to me, so I protect it. When interviewed by the media, I keep the focus on my work. As a member of the queer community, I understand the importance of living openly, being counted, and happily owning who I am. That’s how I’ve always lived my life……just as it’s been important to me to portray queer characters with dignity for my entire career: A Soldier’s Girl (Showtime. 2003). The Normal Heart (Broadway. 2011). Halt and Catch Fire (AMC. 2014-2017). Angels in America. (Broadway. NOW. Onward, with Pride.