While discussing his new Character in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming NBC comedy The New Normal, Broadway star Andrew Rannells revealed he’s gay in an interview with with VULTURE. Andrew Rannells is best known for his role in Broadway musical The Book of Mormon)
Andrew was asked about his character Elijah who knew he was gay for two years but dated a girl anyway, His response was:
I am gay in real life, so I definitely get it. But it?s not my story ? I wasn?t closeted for any amount of time. I never had a girlfriend who I had that experience with. It?s less that Elijah knew he was gay and continued to date Hannah anyway and more that he wasn?t ready to admit to himself that he was gay. I think that?s probably the more common thing, particularly with young homosexuals. Coming out can be super super complicated, especially when it comes to families and friends ?and if you already have a girlfriend, what does that mean for her? I hope that changes over time, but coming is very personal and everybody obviously has to do it in their own time. So, no, I don?t think he did anything bad.
Read the full interview via VULTURE
Watch Andrew Rannells performing I Believe from The Book of Mormon at the Tony Awards 2011