Sex And The City star Willie Garson has revealed the real reason he didn’t speak about being straight while he was on the show – he didn’t want to offend anyone.
The actor, 56, played Carrie Bradshaw’s gay best friend Stanford Blatch in the hit series and its spin-off movies.
And while he was starring in the franchise he kept pretty quiet about the fact he was actually straight in real life.
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The actor has now told Page Six why, explaining: “For years I didn’t talk about it because I found it to be offensive to gay people.
“People playing gay characters jumping up and down screaming that they’re not gay, like that would somehow be a bad thing if they were.”
“I’ve never been straight closeted, is that a thing?” added the star.
Garson also told how he came up with a way of answering if he was asked about his sexuality in interviews.
He revealed: “I would say, ‘When I was on White Collar no one ever asked me if I was a conman, and when I was on NYPD Blue, nobody ever asked me if I was a murderer. This is what we do for a living, portray people’.”
Sex And The City – starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall - ran from 1998 to 2004 and two spin-off movies followed in 2008 and 2010.
Garson is also known for the series Hawaii Five-O and Stargate SG-1 and has appeared in movies including Fever Pitch and Labor Pains.
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