“Star Trek” Star, Zachary Quinto, Comes Out

Zachary Quinto. Photo via NY Mag.

Zachary Quinto, best known as Spock in J.J. Abram’s Star Trek and a psychotic killer in the TV show Heroes, has outed himself in a New York Magazine article while discussing his starring role in the play Angels in America. The bulk of the interview focused on Quinto’s role as Louis Irnonson, the character who walked out on AIDS-stricken boyfriend.

Quinto told New York Magazine that his role in Angels was “the most challenging thing I’ve ever done as an actor, and the most rewarding; at the same time, as a gay man, it made me feel like there’s still so much work to be done, and there’s still so many things that need to be looked at and addressed.”

Though Quinto has played gay roles before (Tori Spelling’s So NoTORIous and the sex-addicted dead house owner on the new FX drama American Horror Story) he has been outspoken about gay rights issues, especially after the Times profiled him last year where they said “the blogosphere is rife with speculation about his sexuality, but he prefers not to feed the rumor mill with either substantiation or dismissal.” It looks like now there is no need to feed the rumor mill since Quinto has now let it all hang out. [NY Mag]

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