Jordan Gavaris Comes Out!

You probably know Jordan Gavaris from “Orphan Black” – well, he just came out with a simple “Oh, I’m gay.”

Nobody ever asks me. I’ve never been asked. Like, the whole course of the [Orphan Black] series. I guess that’s where I’m at in terms of coming out publicly: I had this position when I started on the show that it shouldn’t matter. And I believe that,” he shares “I hope that one day, the world gets to a place where you don’t need to politicize your sexuality any more than someone needs to politicize their race — that we can just act and we can exist in this zeitgeist, telling stories about one another.

This is a tricky thing to say and I’ve never actually said it out loud before, but I do believe that jobs will be lost and I do believe jobs will be gained. Maybe not even for the right reasons,” he states. “There’s been a lot of conversation in the industry about hiring openly gay actors for gay parts, and I think that’s really important. But frankly, I’m not interested in doing any kind of work where I couldn’t bring myself in totality to the character. And if that would mean that I am ultimately not the right fit in terms of casting, then I probably shouldn’t play that part anyways.”

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