Luke Evans is a Welsh actor known for his exceptional act as Gaston in Beauty and The Beast. Before appearing in the movie, he had starred in several great movies which further increased his chances of greatness. Some of them are Dracula Untold, Clash of the Titans and The Hobbit. Despite the urge to venture into music because of his passion for singing, acting gave him the platform to stardom
The actor has spoken out about speculation that he concealed his sexuality during the early stages of his career. He claims he was hurt by the speculation that he had not made his sexuality public as he believed it would negatively impact his career. The actor, who was previously named Man of the Year by Attitude magazine, reflected on his experiences from being bullied as a teenager to being an openly gay actor. Evans spoke about previous allegations that he was hiding his sexuality from the public and told the gay-themed magazine that the statements were false. “It was the last thing I had, because I gave everything else to the world. My career was public, I was photographed and everything. My personal life just became the last thing I had,” Evans said. he thought it was strange that when the public realized he was gay, numerous articles and blogs said he was hiding it, but he wasn’t.
He felt that he needed to get on the internet, pick up his phone and tell the world about the challenges he had experienced, especially when he was 16. option. He stated: “I’m proud and happy, and I’ve lived a really great life that I’m super happy with. And I’ve never been ashamed.” He was alarmed by the treatment he was receiving, and he felt scared because it was horrible, untrue and diminishing.As a teenager he had to find his identity, be independent from his family, have a voice and be happy as a gay teenager. him to live alone despite his young age.
Dealing with a religious family
Having religious parents was a problem he faced for many years since the revelation. Like most parents, it was difficult for them to understand. The actor admits that religion is difficult because it increases the pressure on his parents and him. But with time, patience, understanding, respect and acceptance between them, they came to understanding, even if it took time. It was scary for him to always feel like he was going against them. Although Evans had been in the public domain for most of his profession, as his fame grew, there were rumors that he hid due to how sensitive he was when discussing his private life. For him it was essential to hide specific details from the public and the media. “It was the last thing I had, because I gave everything else to the world. My career was public, I was photographed and all that stuff. My personal life just became the last thing I had.”
Why people thought he hid his sexuality?
One of the reasons for saying he hid his sexuality was that at age 22 he confessed to being gay in an interview with the lawyer. It would later be reported that he was dating his female publicist. The constant inconsistencies with both genders after he publicly said he was gay confused a public accustomed to binary sexual leanings. He says he is trying to separate his private and private life. In an interview with Jackal Magazine, he said: “Not for any reason other than that there’s a clue in the title – it’s private. As an actor, you have to keep some kind of enigma and mystery. It has a dignity to be private.” to hold.” Although he claims to keep his private life hidden to protect his family, it’s strange that famous people hide their sexuality because the public labels them as queer.
Seeing yourself as an LGBTQ ambassador
Today, the actor is a popular household name with creative appearances in The Hobbit and Fast and the Furious franchises. He hopes he has removed many barriers because he feels he represents the LGBTQ community. To those who struggle to come out and embrace their sexuality, he advises them to accept their identity, adding, “You can be happy with yourself and you can be whoever you want. You can have any career. you want and nothing should dictate what you do because of your sexuality.”