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Taye Diggs reveals gay past – then says he’s joking

Taye Diggs will take over the title role in the Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch in July and he says he is more than ready.

‘I feel very honored and flattered and excited and committed,’ Diggs told TMZ. ‘It’s a lot of work.’

Then he said: ‘I have a flaming homosexual inside me and I’m raring to let that out.’

He was also asked if he had ever had such a ‘glittery’ role and Diggs said, with a straight face, that he’d been a drag queen in high school and ‘experimented with homosexuality, ass play [and] I worked the streets in male prostitution.’

But before TMZ could run with that headline, Diggs added: ‘I’m kidding.’

The 44-year-old actor is divorced from Broadway star Idina Menzel whose career has been soaring thanks to the success of her recording of Let It Go from the film Frozen.

Diggs will be taking over the role of the transgender punk rocker Hedwig from Darren Criss in production that began more than a year ago with Neil Patrick Harris. Since the, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall and John Cameron Mitchell have also played the role.



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  1. Hedwig is not gay. This does not bode well for his taking on this role.

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