Broadway star Ben Pratt just released the music video for his new single “Ease My Mind” off his upcoming solo album. The video is a gay love story that stars fellow out actor Charlie Carver as Pratt’s boyfriend.
The 25-year-old Tony Award winner tells People he’s excited to have the “first opportunity to represent my relationships and the men that I’ve loved.”
“I’ve been out since I was 12 years old to my family and anyone in my life. I’ve never sort of hidden that or been ashamed by it. It’s just part of me.”
Now, he’s sharing that part of himself with the world.
Pratt describes the album, which drops March 29, as “a roller coaster of a relationship that is an amalgam of the ones I’ve had.”
“I really felt like the only reason I wanted to do this was to try to do that authentically and have the opportunity to show myself sort of outside the context of characters.”
Asked about the video, he explains: “When we were conceptualizing this sort of loose narrative that we wanted to connect through the videos, there was not really any moment where we had to decide it should be about me and a man as opposed to anything else because it was just, ‘We’re going to represent what this was inspired by,’ which was this man that I was in love with. So it was really a no-brainer.”
Related: WATCH: Zachary Quinto leaves Charlie Carver wearing absolutely nothing on stage
I had no idea Charlie Carver was gay. I’m so oblivious to this stuff. It’s funny that he doesn’t want to be defined by his sexuality, which is good, but he’s instead defined by his being half of identical twins. Those two pretty much do everything together.
Anyway, I know this is fluff news but it is nice to see more actors coming out and hopefully becoming positive role models.
Charlie Carver came out on instagram two years ago (nobody’s sexuality define them but he was not exactly hiding being gay).
By the way it was one of the best and selfless coming outs in recent years
The headline for this article is a bit homophobic, Queerty. They weren’t “caught” making out on camera, they were in a video celebrating gay love. Rather than reinforcing anti-gay frames, why not affirm gay people, especially since you say you are “a fun, entertaining, and enjoyable space that celebrates LGBTQ people and culture”?
I’m glad you notice. It is a good point, too. Are they wanting to trigger specific responses by using such click bait?
It was the usual click bait (nothing new, unfortunately)
That sounds about right. Honestly, all the readers on here deserve a better website for LGBT “news”.
It’s a shame. I need to simply stop supporting Queerty and log off.
Amen to that!! When is Queerty going to get it right?
I know he came for a family with connections in the business and he has a previous fame, he is the youngest Tony winner and Dear Evan Hansen was a huge hit on Broadway (where it’s not a problem being openly gay), but i still find refreshing he came out so publicly at the beginning of his music career, when is way more unusual.
Hopefully he’ll have a great year, and the album will do well as his ´tv show with Ryan Murphy. He is very talented and seems a very nice guy
How about just enjoying it for the beautiful, and soulful song and visuals? I, for one, loved it.
Charlie…Total babe! Ben…Bye, Felicia!
Beautiful song/video but please correct the spelling of his name. It’s Platt not Pratt as in the Brat who belongs to a homophobic church.
They’re both gorgeous. I hate them. Yes, very jelly. ?
I think I would come out all over again, just to kiss charlie lol
You misspell Platt’s name twice in the article. Do you not have copy editors?????
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