After keeping silent about his sexuality, the 39-year-old actor has shared about it, saying 'I am who I am. I was never in, as they say. Never.'
During an interview with the Advocate, Sean Hayes has disclosed about the nature of his sexuality. Responding to speculations suggesting that he is gay, the actor who played gay Jack McFarland in "Will & Grace" stated, "I am who I am. I was never in, as they say. Never."
Hayes is known for his repeated refusals to expose his sexuality. On his decision to keep silent, he explained, "I believe that nobody owes anything to anybody." He added, "You are your authentic self to whom and when you choose to be, and if you don't know somebody, then why would you explain to them how you live your life?"
The actor also took his chance to slam media who always criticizes him for keeping his sexual interest private, saying "I feel like I've contributed monumentally to the success of the gay movement in America, and if anyone wants to argue that, I'm open to it."
"Why would you go down that path with somebody who's done so much to contribute to the gay community? That was my beef about it," the 39-year-old actor continued. "What more do you want me to do? Do you want me to stand on a float? And then what? It's never enough."
Sean Hayes has been rumored as a gay following his outstanding homosexual portrayal in "Will & Grace". Through his role in the sitcom, Hayes has won Outstanding Supporting Actor at 2000 Emmy Awards. He told the Advocate, "When I play a gay character, I want to be as believable as possible. And when I'm playing a straight character, I also want to be as believable as possible. So the less that people know about my personal life, the more believable I can be as a character."