Sean Hayes comes out

Actor Sean Hayes, who played flamboyant and narcissistic Jack on the long-running TV series Will & Grace, officially came out as gay in the April edition of the Advocate.

And he claimed he’s always been out.

“I never have had a problem saying who I am,” he said. “I am who I am. I was never in, as they say. Never.”

“I feel like I’ve contributed monumentally to the success of the gay movement in America,” Hayes added. “What more do you want me to do? Do you want me to stand on a float? And then what? It’s never enough.”

Hayes also said that sitcom work is “stifling.”

“Doing a sitcom, it’s a machine, it’s a factory,” he said. “There’s nothing creative about it for an actor. There’s nothing new I’m going to discover for a character in episode 185. It’s just a pure punch-in, punch-out factory day job — and it’s a wonderful factory day job — but creatively it’s stifling.”

By Rex Wockner


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