The Star Trek Into Darkness actor told British talk show host Jonathan Ross that he hasn’t actually stopped working since he came out in 2011, inspired by the bullying death of teenager Jamey Rodemeyer.
“For me I felt like it was the right time and the right way,” Quinto said. ”If people don’t want to work with me because of my sexual orientation, then I have no interest in working with them to begin with. It doesn’t really put me in a position where I feel like I’m limited.”
That shouldn’t be a concern. The actor has proven his range with recent project. After an acclaimed turn as the villain on TV’s American Horror Story: Asylum and following the Star Trek sequel due in the theaters this month, Quinto will return to his first love, the stage. The actor will headline a revival of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, as Tom Wingfield a surrogate character for the tormented gay playwright.
Maybe coming out is the final frontier.