Today’s good news comes in the form of the hot cop from Sense8 coming out the closet.
Brian J. Smith who played Will in the hit Netflix series has spoken to Attitude about feeling alone as a queer person growing up in rural Texas.
“Forget about any LGBTQ union or groups. There was absolutely nothing. I was completely alone. I heard all the names: pussy, faggot.”
“I could never be who I was. I was constantly having to check myself and make sure I wasn’t looking at someone too long or making someone feel uncomfortable.
“I had to be very, very careful about telling people the truth about myself. It still reverberates. A lot of my work is about that. The things that move me as an actor are those echoes that come up.”
Smith also goes on to say how his parents were more accepting than he’d initially anticipated: “I was surprised. When I came out to my parents they were wonderful. They said they were just waiting for me to say something. They were a lot more advanced than I gave them credit for.
“I think that’s when I became OK with it, too. Just in terms of being, ‘Oh that’s the world, it’s not as dangerous as I thought it was’.”
It’s not dangerous, no, but it is very, very hot: