Russell Tovey said backlash over his comments about effeminate men was ‘a very upsetting time’
Last yearRussell Tovey caught a lot of flak when he said in an interview he was sent to a school where he wasn’t allowed to “prance around.”
He said he was forced to “toughen up” and otherwise he could have become “really effeminate.”
The Quantico star tells Attitude the backlash upset him and he learned from it.
“Things come out the way you don’t intend them too,” he explained.
“It was a very upsetting time for me. I wasn’t expecting that sort of attention. I learned a lot from it and I’ve grown from it. It’s made me feel more impassioned about my responsibility, which I took for granted.’
He added: “I never set out to be anything other than an actor, but when you’re from a minority of any type and become successful you become an ambassador by proxy, which is something I’m fine with now.”