"My experiences were not dramatic. No walking around the block. And everyone was surprisingly lovely. I hadn't anticipated that they would be, but they were. I identify with the character in Lilting in as much as I had a lot of fear in doing it for a long time. And who can say why? I’m not sure I know. But it takes courage and people have to do it in their own time, which is a negotiation you see happening in the film."Explaining why he thinks coming out takes such courage, Whishaw added: "It’s hard to have a conversation with people you've known your whole life about a very intimate thing. It’s massively weighted with all sorts of stuff, whatever the wider world is saying... it’s an intimate and private and difficult conversation for most people." Meanwhile, EastEnders' recent coming out storyline has recently been nominated for a prize at the Inside Soap Awards - click here to find out more.
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