Jake Choi is a series regular on the new ABC sitcom Single Parents. Now, the 26-year-old just came out as sexually fluid in an interview with Very Good Light.
Choi, who used to bartend at gay parties before getting his big break in Hollywood, says it wasn’t until he played a gay man in the 2015 film Front Cover that he finally made any clear determinations about his sexual orientation.
“When I auditioned, I was bartending for a gay party for a couple of years,” he tells VGL. “I was like, this is reflective of all the friends I have and he’s an amalgam of 10 people I know in one role. I felt a huge responsibility tell this for my gay Asian loves. For Asians and Asian Americans.”
“When I shot the movie I identified as straight,” Jake continues, “that’s how I was conditioned. Now, I identify as fluid.”
After I did Front Cover, it made me think. A lot. Am I really living my truth? Am I really free? Am I still kinda, swimming upstream? Every day I would think. What does it mean when I’m talking to a guy and connect with him emotionally with intimate energy? Maybe it’s not just sexual but it could be. Maybe, sh*t, I’m attracted to everything. Maybe it’s more feminine or more androgynous. I realized yeah, I’m fluid. It’s not black or white. It’s grey.
In addition to Single Parents, Choi has also appeared on Law & Order: SVU, Younger, Difficult People, and Criminal Minds, to name just a few.
Get better acquainted with Jake by checking out some pics from his Instagram page…
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Link in BIO ?? Thank you so much @seoulcialite @verygoodlight for giving me the space and time to open up and be vulnerable for a little bit ??? you’re amazing. “Ever since I was young, all the images you saw around you, or at least for me, was catered towards heterosexuals,” says @thejakechoi in our newest interview. “Very cis, very heterosexual. I was an athlete. When you’re an athlete everything is hypermasculine and hetero. It was only after shooting a movie in which he played a gay character that things changed. “When I shot the movie I identified as straight – that’s how I was conditioned. Now, I identify as fluid. Read more about @thejakechoi, the star of @abcnetworks' newest series, @singleparentstv, on site now. (? @choutoo)