Especially when I think about the possibility that I might have made a difference in someone’s life.
In 2010 he told The Advocate, 'When I play a gay character I want to be as believable as possible.
Played with a natural flamboyance, Hayes portrayal of the serially out-of-work mooching neighbor was either an exercise in extreme method acting, or just an extension of Hayes’ true self. But with an upcoming Broadway turn opposite Kristin Chenoweth in And there’s the press. And closeted gay actors, and semi-out gay actors who don’t want to confirm nor deny their sexuality, have it even harder, because they must don a shield when it comes to who they’re dating. )fortune of rising to stardom before blogs and Twitter, before Facebook and TMZ.
To this day he feels burned by a story that ran in this magazine in anticipation of the series finale of Will & Grace. I never have had a problem saying who I am,” he states. Which says much about how even in the 1990s, gay celebs felt pressure from the gay community to say it loud and say it proud.
It went off the air in 2006, the year a puckish upstart from Illinois named Barack Obama shook hands with the Senate during his ascendancy to the presidency.
Now, just as President Obama — who ended the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and bathed the White House in rainbow lights to celebrate the passage of marriage equality — is leaving office, Will Truman and Grace Adler are returning. Maybe the “Will & Grace” reboot can be amazing for gay America, unfettered from its need to dilute itself for the straight palate.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, he shed light on his signature character as he said: '[The press release] said that I took the stereotypical gay sissy and made him human, lovable, flawed and real.
'While this may be true, I think you should’ve led with flawed because at the time, I was a young closeted actor having his first taste of a little success and unfortunately, in my mind, my lucky break was inextricably tied to me thinking that i had to stay in the closet in order to keep moving forward.'The talented actor continued by saying: 'I know I should’ve come out sooner and I’m sorry for that.
He says David is his soul mate, and he's finally ready to share his joy with the world.
Titled “Sean Hayes: The Interview He Never Gave,” the one-page “Q&A” was a clip job of quotes he’d given to other publications through the years that made him look rather silly for pretending no one knows he’s gay. Finally, Hayes gets to his true point: “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. Websites like ours, then, haven’t made it any easier — but as the media environment changes, so too must celebrities looking to court it for work.
Hayes’s sexuality had become an open secret in Hollywood, but he’d refused repeated offers to be interviewed by the magazine, and the then-editors of The Advocate felt entitled to the real story. You’re welcome, Advocate.” That sarcasm and anger cover up years of genuinely hurt feelings.
The 12-episode season return of Will & Grace will premiere September 28 at 9 PM in the coveted Thursday night primetime slot on NBC.
Original cast members Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally, Debra Messing, and Eric Mc Cormack reunite on screen 11 years after Will & Grace ended its eight-year run in 2006.
The series, which originally ran 1998 to 2006, was the highest-rated sitcom in the adults 18-49 demographic from 2001 to 2005, and was nominated for 83 Emmy Awards, winning 16 of them, including Outstanding Comedy Series.