Lee Pace has never really gone on record about his romantic lifewhich is fine. I do not feel personally victimized for having been left out of Lee Pace’s “🍆APP01NTM3NT” group text.
But in a new profile in W magazine, the actor and star of the upcoming Broadway revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America opens up about his sexuality, albeit reluctantly.
“I’ve dated men. I’ve dated women. I don’t know why anyone would care. I’m an actor and I play roles.” – @leeepfrog talks barnstorming his way back to Broadway with the first revival of classic gay play, ‘Angels In America’ in the climate of 2018 at the link in bio. – Photography: @ericchakeen Styling: @Iancogneato W magazine, February 2018
Speaking with writer Brian Moylan from one of his idyllic properties in Upstate New York, Pace, who also starred in a recent Broadway revival of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, said that he feels it’s important for gay actors to play the gay roles in these plays, which both explore gay life in New York City as it was impacted by HIV and AIDS.
Moylan, naturally, followed that up by asking Pace how he identifies. The actor appeared surprised and a bit flustered by the question, according to Moylan.
“I’ve dated men. I’ve dated women,” he said. “I don’t know why anyone would care. I’m an actor and I play roles. To be honest, I don’t know what to sayI find your question intrusive.”
Pace has never publicly discussed his sexuality, although Hobbit co-star Ian McKellen once referred to him as “openly gay” in a 2014 interview.
That’s obviously his right to continue not publicly discussing his sexuality, but likeif you’re going to talk about the importance of gay actors playing gay roles with a resume that includes multiple gay characters onstage and a bisexual tech founder on TV’s Halt and Catch Fire, you’re kind of opening yourself up to the question.
Anyway, thanks for trusting us enough to share this with us, Lee! We promise not to be weird about it.