I think we all are trying to figure out whether or not that guy who plays Connor on “How To Get Away With Murder” is really gay or not. His name is Jack Falahee and it’s sooooo hard to tell whether he really likes men….or if he’s just playing his part. Falahee recently spoke with OUT magazine and here’s some excerpts about what he had to say…
On his sexual orientation:
“I don’t think answering who I’m sleeping with accomplishes anything other than quenching the thirst of curiosity. And moreover, it seems reductive. It’s been really interesting to be in the middle of the industry’s fascination with the individual, because I never thought about that growing up or when I was at acting school. No matter how I answer, someone will say, ‘No, that’s not true.’ We still live in this hetero-normative, patriarchal society that is intent on placing everything within these binaries. I really hope that – if not in my lifetime, my children’s lifetime – this won’t be a question, that we won’t need this.”
On his efforts to use his platform for something powerful:
“I’ve lost friends to suicide, a few of whom were closeted and didn’t have anywhere to turn. It pains my heart. Look at this young woman Leelah Alcorn. She didn’t think she could be who she wanted to be – who she was – and it’s f*cking awful. Now that I’m in a position where people are curious about what I have to say about things, I would like to help.”
On what life is like being on a hit show:
“There are stakes now. I’m finally, eight or nine months after having shot the pilot, sort of getting used to the idea. I’m innately more critical, because I know some 10 million people are watching my work every Thursday. This time last year, I was getting my game face on. I’d moved out here six month before to do the rounds and meet everyone with the hope that I’d stand a fighting chance. I’ve spent hundreds of hours auditioning.”
Watch “How To Get Away With Murder Thursday nights at 9pm central on ABC.