Pretty Little Liars star feels "powerful" as he speaks about being bisexual

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

From Digital Spy

Pretty Little Liars actor Tyler Blackburn has opened up about being bisexual and how he now wants to feel "powerful" in his own skin.

The 32-year-old starred as Caleb Rivers on the teen drama, as well as its spin-off Ravenswood, and currently plays gay veteran Alex Manes on Roswell, New Mexico.

Speaking to The Advocate about his sexuality, Tyler said: "I'm queer. I've identified as bisexual since a teenager.

"I just want to feel powerful in my own skin, and my own mind, and in my own heart."

Photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/ - Getty Images
Photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/ - Getty Images

Opening up further, Tyler continued: "I think for the longest time, I suppressed more of my attraction to men.

"It wasn’t until my late 20s, towards the end of Pretty Little Liars, that I really allowed myself to go there and not just wonder about it or lust over it, but experience that vulnerability and experience the emotional aspect of what it is to be bisexual."

Tyler added that what's most important to him now is being happy and feeling free. "My goal above everything is to feel as happy as possible," he said.

"As free as possible. I don’t just mean happy, like, 'I’m laughing all day, every day'. That’s actually insane. That’s impossible. What I mean is, I want to feel free."

Along with his role in Roswell, New Mexico, Tyler also made an appearance in the most recent episode of The CW's Charmed reboot, playing a soul-sucking demon called Viralis.

Roswell, New Mexico airs on The CW in the US.

Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features? Just hit 'Like' on our Digital Spy Facebook page and 'Follow' on our @digitalspy Instagram and Twitter account.

('You Might Also Like',)