Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Andrew Scott Comes Out

I am a huge fan of the BBC/PBS airings of Sherlock, and while I love Benedict Cumberbatch, I am not quite a Cumberbitch, as yet. I am more a fan of Martin Freeman, who plays Watson and of Andrew Scott as Moriarty.

I became even a bigger fan, when I read this:
“Mercifully, these days people don't see being gay as a character flaw. But nor is it a virtue, like kindness. Or a talent, like playing the banjo. It's just a fact. Of course, it's part of my make-up, but I don't want to trade on it. I am a private person; I think that's important if you're an actor. But there's a difference between privacy and secrecy, and I'm not a secretive person. Really I just want to get on with my job, which is to pretend to be lots of different people. Simple as that.”
Privacy, not secrecy. I like that and, well, I like me an Irishman like Scoot.

So, welcome out, Andrew, and as our gift to you from HOMO HQ we’ll be sending you a copy of The Gay Agenda and the Official Coming Out Toaster Oven. While it’s mostly an American appliance, it would be useful when warming up your Bangers and Mash … and by that I mean food.

Welcome out.


the dogs' mother said...

Well there is always 'spotted dick' which is a pudding and somehow never made it into the Harry Potter list of delicacies. But then 4oz shredded suet has always kept us from trying to make it.

Mark in DE said...

That was an interesting contrast between privacy and secrecy. I like this guy and I've never even seen the show!

Bob Slatten said...

I liked his logic, too. Good sense.

Um, no thanks?

S'A said...

I never paid a lot of attention to him, although I like Sherlock, but I saw a clip of him in Angels in America and he was amazing. I wish I could find it again and post it. He definitely got my attention.