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Ben Platt hopes people coming out won't be a 'whole giant announcement'

The actor and singer publicly came out last month when he released his solo music

2019-03-14

Ben Platt hopes in the future coming out won’t be a ‘whole giant announcement’ and just a part of who people are.

The actor and singer – who has just released his first solo album - has been out to his family and anyone is his life since the age of 12 but has never publicly said he was gay.

Last month, the Pitch Perfect star, who is only an Oscar away from achieving an EGOT, released the video for his latest single which features Teen Wolf star Charlie Carver as his love interest and publicly revealed his sexuality.

And now, while speaking to Ellen, the 25 year old said he hopes in the future people coming out won’t be a huge deal.

When talking about being more open about his sexuality, he said: “It’s exposing in a new way and I’m trying to show different parts of myself.

“[The fans] have been really wonderfully supportive.

“Hopefully we’re past the time where it has to be this whole giant announcement and it can just be part of who you are.”

He also went on to praise Ellen for the way she discusses her sexuality and relationships and makes it into art.

Platt continued: “I have never had the opportunity in my work or in my art to discuss my sexuality or my relationships and so to have an opportunity to do that through something personal and through a piece of work has been really wonderful and I have to say I grew up a really big fan of yours and of your stand-up and was very inspired by you because you’re always, in the way that you discussed your sexuality and your relationships it became part of the art and part of what makes you so funny and…that was really inspiring to me.”

Watch the interview below: