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Everything's better when you're out – Sir Ian

Mon 27 Jul 2015 In: International News View at Wayback

Sir Ian McKellen has spoken about how “everything becomes better in your life” once you come out. Sir Ian was a Grand Marshall at this year's New York Pride The esteemed actor has told US broadcaster NPR that when he did so in 1988, it changed him as an actor. "Now, once I came out, once there were no restrictions on being myself, once I could hold hands with somebody I loved in public, once I could draw attention to my feelings, acting for me... changed from being about disguise and came to be about revelation, about telling the truth," he said. "It's extraordinary, isn't it?" he added. "I didn't do anything other than coming out, and my closest friends said, 'Well, you've become a better actor. Your acting's better now... because I'm dealing with the reality of my emotions, not the character's emotions.'" McKellen says you won’t meet a single gay person who ever regrets coming out. “I'm another one to confirm that. And everything becomes better in your life. Your relationships become better because they're based on honesty. Your self-confidence grows because you're your own person. Why wouldn't you become better at your job, particularly when that job is dealing with... a life?"    

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff

First published: Monday, 27th July 2015 - 9:45am

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