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Ben Platt doesn't want his sexuality to overshadow his music

The actor and singer recently released his debut album 'Sing To Me Instead'

2019-04-04

Ben Platt is proud to represent the queer community but doesn’t want his sexuality to ‘replace the music itself’.

Although the Pitch Perfect and Dear Evan Hansen star has been out to his family and anyone is his life since the age of 12 but has never publicly said he was gay.

However, the singer released two videos for singles from his album ‘Sing To Me Instead’ - which features Teen Wolf star Charlie Carver as his love interest – and for the first time he opened up about his sexuality.

But while speaking to The Daily Beast, Platt – who is a Grammy, Tony and Emmy award winner – said that although his sexuality is something that’s very much a part of him, he doesn’t want it to overshadow his music.

He said: “I love that a byproduct has been being able to be representation for the queer community and to show that’s very much part of who I am, but also I don’t want that to replace the music itself.”