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James Bond Star Ben Whishaw Says There Was A Lot Of Tension Around His Decision To Come Out Publicly

Ben_WhishawI had a lot of fear in doing it for a long time. And who can say why? I’m not sure I know. Everyone was surprisingly lovely. I hadn’t anticipated that they would be, but they were. It takes courage [to come out] and people have to do it in their own time. It’s hard to have a conversation with people you’ve known your whole life about a very intimate thing. It’s massively weighted with all sorts of stuff, whatever the wider world is saying… it’s an intimate and private and difficult conversation for most people. There is so much tension around doing something like that. I applaud everyone who does it.”

Actor Ben Whishaw, who plays Q in the James Bond franchise and a gay man in the upcoming Lilting, speaking about his decision to come out publicly last year in a new interview with The Sunday Times

H/t: Pink News