Jonathan Groff Discusses The Early Years Of AIDS And His Role In “The Normal Heart”

groffThere’s a lot of gay men from my generation that only know of AIDS as a thing of the distant past. I was born in 1985 in the thick of it, but didn’t live through it. We did a scene last week on the beach on Fire Island where we’re at a party, and lots of actors my age are thinking how surreal it is. If we had been there 25 years ago, most of us would be dead…Larry Kramer actually got emotional and left because he was so moved by all the young people celebrating.”



–Actor Jonathan Groff on the potential impact of the upcoming, and long-awaited film adaptation of Kramer’s play The Normal Heart, which documents the early years of the AIDS epidemic, in a San Francisco Gate profile