When an actor plays a gay character on TV, everyone secretly wants that actor to be gay in real life. Gay media (yes, we’re under that umbrella, too) often bites at any “proof” that a star is closeted, and that’s exactly what’s happening to How to Get Away With Murder’s Jack Falahee.
By some bizarre coincidence, a Tumblr video that appears to show the HTGAWM star engaging in some man-on-man fun surfaced and gay media immediately gobbled up the story. To be fair, the person in the video does resemble Falahee, but, in our opinion, the steamy footage isn’t authentic. If you don’t believe us, watch the clip on Cocktails and Cocktalk.
In an interview with OUT magazine, Falahee said, “I don’t think answering who I’m sleeping with accomplishes anything other than quenching the thirst of curiosity.” After the issue hit stands, rumors around his sexuality ignited.
Following the interview, he told Vulture, “People have been asking me about my sexuality ever since that OUT interview. I’m very confident in my sexuality, and I really don’t like talking about my romantic life in the press. It’s pretty reductive to ask just the actor playing the gay character what his sexuality is if you’re not going to ask that question of people playing straight characters on the show. I really don’t see what my sexuality has to do with the characters, and I think that’s private. But I find it interesting, the fascination with picking apart or outing actors who play homosexual characters on TV or in films. We don’t have that same fascination with actors who are portraying heterosexual characters.”
In an interview with Michelangelo Signorile on SiriusXM Progress, he elaborated on his quote saying, “I was basically trying to say [in the OUT interview], for me it’s like asking an actor who plays an alcoholic what their relationship is with alcohol. It’s not necessarily — I think we’re projecting onto actors in a way. I think we’re expecting them to be their characters when, at the end of the day, this is my job and I’m an actor portraying a role on a fictitious television show.”
If you’d like to watch the alleged footage of Falahee engaging in same-sex fun, click here.