News | Entertainment
20 Sep 2020 2:55
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Jim Parsons believes his decision to come out as gay was a "great thing" for him

    The former 'Big Bang Theory' actor spoke about his sexuality for the first time in a 2016 interview and though he was initially worried that his personal life would become the thing that defined him once he made it public, he doesn't regret his decision


    During a conversation on 'David Tennant Does A Podcast With...', the host said: "It's interesting when you have the success that you have had and you also happen to be gay, you become de facto an activist.

    "The very fact that you admit that in a world where still not everyone who's in that position is willing to talk about it..."

    Jim replied: "That's right. And that was my last hurdle with coming out. The press. I knew that, 'You'll be a gay actor from here on out.'

    "And now, looking back, not only has it not been a bad thing for me, it's been the opposite and a great thing for me, it's not untrue, but also I don't mind."

    The 47-year-old actor - who is married to Todd Spiewak - insisted it wasn't a "big decision" to come out because it happened "organically".

    David asked: "Did it feel like a big decision to take because you were having to weigh all that up?"

    He replied: "No, it happened organically. I was doing an interview the year after 'A Normal Heart' with the New York Times and Patrick Healy was interviewing me and he just asked, 'Was it more meaningful to you to be a part of 'A Normal Heart' because you're gay?' I went 'Yes.'

    "And I just thought, I sort of came out through the back door, which again sounds dirty in this conversation. But it kind of was appropriate because, to your first question, I wasn't trying to hide from my friends and family."

    'David Tennant Does A Podcast With'... is available on Apple, Spotify and all podcast providers.

    © 2020 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     19 Sep: Kathy Hilton has been asked to join 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'
     19 Sep: Emmy Awards bosses have admitted the upcoming ceremony is a "logistic nightmare"
     19 Sep: Jodie Turner-Smith was grateful lockdown gave her so much uninterrupted time with her family
     19 Sep: Taylor Swift's stalker has been jailed for 30 months
     19 Sep: Jim Carrey will portray Joe Biden in the next series of 'Saturday Night Live'
     19 Sep: Blac Chyna has not asked Rob Kardashian for child support
     19 Sep: Lizzo sent Cardi B flowers after she filed for divorce from Offset
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Canterbury's fighting back as they look to defend the Ranfurly Shield More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    The strategy reset at Fonterra is paying off, and farmers wallets will see the benefits More...



     Today's News

    Environment:
    Southern California has had a quake measuring 4.6 in magnitude 21:57

    Entertainment:
    Kathy Hilton has been asked to join 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' 21:51

    Entertainment:
    Emmy Awards bosses have admitted the upcoming ceremony is a "logistic nightmare" 21:21

    Living & Travel:
    Three tickets share Lotto Division One after tonight's draw - each now worth $333,333 21:17

    Entertainment:
    Jodie Turner-Smith was grateful lockdown gave her so much uninterrupted time with her family 20:51

    Entertainment:
    Taylor Swift's stalker has been jailed for 30 months 20:21

    Entertainment:
    Jim Carrey will portray Joe Biden in the next series of 'Saturday Night Live' 19:51

    International:
    Indonesia's coronavirus rule breakers forced to dig graves and pray at cemeteries for COVID-19 victims 19:47

    Entertainment:
    Blac Chyna has not asked Rob Kardashian for child support 19:21

    Rugby:
    Canterbury's fighting back as they look to defend the Ranfurly Shield 18:57


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2020 New Zealand City Ltd