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Charlie Carver On Coming Out: 'I Didn't Really Give a F-ck'

Charlie Carver On Coming Out: 'I Didn't Really Give a F-ck'

Charlie Carver puts his biceps on display for the new June 2017 cover of Attitude magazine.

Here’s what the 28-year-old actor had to share with the mag:

On initially resenting his father for being gay: “In the way that sons and fathers can have beef regardless of [sexual] orientation, it was just something where I wanted to be able to define myself, set my own rules, and I felt like I had all of a sudden someone who I was gonna be forced to become, and I didn’t wanna be like him.”

On how his father’s sexuality eventually helped him come to terms with his own: “I think he taught me, in the way that he lived his life, that your sexuality doesn’t define you. It’s an important part of who you are, but he had such a rich life… And I think because I was frustrated by what I would call some of his own internalized shame, that it almost became this challenge to really get to the bottom of that quickly, for me. It kind of propelled me into being louder and brasher and more experimental. And I think that hurt his feelings sometimes, but I think he was also grateful.”

On making the decision to publicly come out: “I didn’t really give a f-ck at that point because, for me, not that I was living under duress, but I’d said to myself if I can’t do this when I’m young, I’m not sure I wanna stay in this business. I think the world is changing, representation is changing, and I wanted to be a part of that and I wouldn’t wanna be in this business if I couldn’t be a part of that.”

For more on Charlie, visit Attitude.co.uk.

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Photos: Leigh Kiely for Attitude
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