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Chris Carmack Says His Character’s Coming Out On ‘Nashville’ Is A Huge Step For Country Music

MV5BODEzNzI1NTcwOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTk4NDU0OQ@@._V1_SX640_SY720_I want Will to be out and happy and still a huge country star and people loving him for who he is. I want him to make some decisions that are going to help him fulfill his life. I get a lot of tweets and comments from people about how, ‘Will should just come out already! It’s 2015! Audiences aren’t what they used to be! The United States is progressing!’ And I understand where they’re coming from because sometimes I feel that way too, but at the same time, I have to respect the fact that it’s dice Will doesn’t get to take back if he rolls them. He’s rolling the dice of his entire career. Historically, those things have not gone over well with country audiences. So there’s a discrepancy between what we as the viewers, fans and as sympathizers want Will to do, and what Will should do for himself.”

 

Actor Chris Carmack chatting with HuffPo about his Nashville character, closeted singer Will Lexington, came out publicly in the season finale