Okay okay...Lee Pace IS Part of the Queer Community!

Just days ago, actor Lee Pace said in an interview with W Magazine that his sexuality did not define him or his life as an actor.  He didn’t want to be labeled as ‘gay’…or anything else for that matter. Many ran with his response, including us here at Instinct, as a conversation starter on the importance of pride versus the right to privacy.

But it seems that his response to the question about being gay got a bigger reaction than he had intended because today, Pace has tweeted out another response that feels completely different:







Here is the full text:

In a recent phone interview, I was asked questions that I wasn’t expecting and found myself momentarily at a loss for the right words. My privacy is important to me, so I protect it. When interviewed by the media, I keep the focus on my work…

As a member of the queer community, I understand the importance of living openly, being counted, and happily owning who I am. That’s how I’ve always lived my life…

Just as it’s been important to me to portray queer characters with dignity for my entire career: A Soldier’s Girl (Showtime. 2003). The Normal Heart (Broadway. 2011). Halt and Catch Fire (AMC. 2014-2017). Angels in America. (Broadway. NOW.) Onward, with Pride.

We’re all for privacy! I mean, my wife doesn’t even know I write for this site—kidding, yes she does, and she’s a man.

It’s great to see that Pace has been able to give a response that he is proud of. He’s still gorgeous…now to wait for who he will be romantically linked to and who he will marry and how many kids they will be expecting and what island they buy—but again, privacy, please.


Actor Lee Pace Doesn't Want to be Labeled Gay

Actor Lee Pace, known for shows like Pushing Daisies or films like The Hobbit, is gearing up to star in the Broadway revival of Angels in America, which had its original run over 25 years ago. The last time Pace as on Broadway he was part of The Normal Heart, which also takes place during the AIDS crisis.



Pace, who has been obviously living in the glass closet, was interviewed by W Magazine about his upcoming project where we got some insight on his perspective about gay actors, gay characters, and acting in general.

Pace told W Magazine:

Our understanding of what it means to be gay is just so different. It's culturally different. It's just so much further down the road. It's an interesting thing for me to think about in this moment while working on this play.

When W asked him about his opinion that gay actors should be playing gay roles, it was an obvious nod in inquiring about his sexual orientation. But girlfriend was not having it. It seems Pace took offense and didn’t want to adhere to any type of labels.

I've dated men. I've dated women. 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 say—I find your question intrusive.

So wait…did he essentially come out of his glass closet and then go back in?

Pace’s The Hobbit co-star Sir Ian McKellen outed Pace in 2012 and this is really the first time someone has circled back to this topic with Pace. Maybe it’s a sensitive subject?

In any case, Pace is sexy and if you’re a fan of Angels in America, you’ll most likely be in line to watch him become closeted Mormon Joe Pitt. Wait—is that art imitating life?