‘Onward, with pride’: Lee Pace clarifies statements on sexuality

Pace most recently starred in Halt and Catch Fire. | Photo: YouTube/AMC Actor Lee Pace made headlines last week when he inadvertently came out in an interview . Although he didn’t seem too happy about it. While speaking with W Magazine about appearing in the Angels in America revival on Broadway, he mentioned the importance of gay actors playing gay characters. In the play, Pace plays Joe Pitt, a closeted gay Mormon who eventually leaves his wife for a man. When pressed about the statement, Pace said he’s dated both men and women. However, then he went of the defensive. ‘I don’t know why anyone would care. I’m an actor and I play roles. To be honest, I don’t know what to say—I find your question intrusive.’ People had different reactions to his coming out. Some defended his privacy, others expressed the importance of using one’s platform for representation. On Monday (5 March) morning, Pace took to Twitter to clarify his comments. The importance of living openly ‘In a recent phone interview, I was asked questions that I wasn’t expecting and found myself momentarily at a loss for the right words,’ he began the first tweet. In a recent […]