Congratulations! I am so proud of you for taking the bold move to step out of that Hollywood closet, and into the bright, shiny, sweet-smelling world of WEST Hollywood! Welcome! Don’t you feel more relaxed now? More free? Lighter? Refreshed? God bless you my friend. God bless you!
You told Access Hollywood, “I just felt like it was my time, you know? I felt like it was a week of declarations for me. I’m declaring that I’m gay, I’m declaring that I want to be a serious contributor to the dialogues that are happening in the world right now. The way that I can do that is creatively.”
I remember when we first met. It was San Diego Comic Con 2006. I was a young, fresh-faced, hot-to-trot little Marketing peep with the SciFi (now SyFy) Channel. You were the big star of Heroes. Your friend/agent/fag hag was all up in my grille trying to get me to spread them for you. I declined. Boy, am I regretting it now.
And I’m not regretting it cause your now a multi-millionaire superstar. NO. It has nothing to do with the fame, the money, the diamonds, the parties, the piles of pure white cocaine, the beach house, the rent boys, the furs, the Fendi, Prada, D& G, the private jet. NONE OF THAT. ZIP.
I didn’t find you attractive then. Too tall. Too dark. Too NBC. I hate NBC. And Jesus, that show Heroes was a mess. I mean – rip off the X-Men much? I am a HUGE Trekkie fan too – but Spock has never done it for me. And honestly, you were next to Chris Pine. CHRIS PINE. I’d sell my teeth to give Chris Pine a tongue bath!
No, I regret it now – ’cause I’m so stunned to see a Hollywood actor, especially one with your trajectory, come out of the closet! It gives me hope! I have been so depressed lately. It seems like a lot of kids, a lot of sweet, innocent, beautiful kids, end up in the news everyday dead. DEAD. Not sci-fi dead, but dead DEAD. Dead ’cause they took their own life. Bullied to death. Hated to death. Different to death.
The gay kids, they need to KNOW it is okay. They need to know you can be rich, handsome, successful, and loved and BE GAY. You don’t have to spend your life hiding, or being taunted, or being ashamed. They need to know. And while I don’t consider actors as role models (EXCEPT Mickey Rourke) -
“Other actors are not my concern,” he says. “That’s their life and that’s their journey. Everybody has to get to a point in their own time in their own way. The thing that I’m most proud of in this entire situation is that’s exactly how I did this. It was on my terms, in my own words, and I’m really grateful for that.”
Good for you Zach. Thanks for coming out. Thanks for being honest. Thanks for being inspirational. And thanks for being you.
And, if you wanna sleep with me NOW – I’m free!
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