Sir Ian McKellen Talks About Being Gay

June 4, 2015

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While some celebs are still uncertain about their sexuality, others have been open about it for a long time. One such star is Sir Ian McKellen, a British actor who came out of the closet a while back, but has a single regret to this day.

As McKellen told the Huffington Post: “I regret and always shall that I didn’t see the significance of coming out at a much earlier date because I think I would have been a different person and a happier one.”

Self-confidence is the most important thing that anybody can have. You don’t have that if part of you is ashamed or hiding something. I can reassure people who don’t feel they’re able to, the world will like you better because people like honesty and authenticity.”

The 76-year-old actor is best known for his role of Gandalf the Gray in the “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” trilogies, but also for his amazing performances in over 100 big and small screen titles.

In his more recent activity, McKellen has been appointed as one of the four Grand Marshals in this month’s New York City Pride celebration.

Lastly, the actor added: “Acting became not about disguise, but about telling the truth. And my emotions became much freer. I was able to act better as I think you are able to do any job. Everyone’s better if they’re being honest.

It’s an age of tolerance and diversity we live in, so we’re sure Sir Ian McKellen’s message will be heard by all those who need to hear it.

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