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Alan Cumming Talks About His Groundbreaking Role in 'Instinct' on 'Late Night'

Alan Cumming Talks About His Groundbreaking Role in 'Instinct' on 'Late Night'

Alan Cumming hit Seth Meyers‘ couch on Late Night on Tuesday evening (March 13) and revealed why his gay lead character in his new series Instinct is making TV history!

“It’s the first time on a network drama that there’s been a gay character in the leading role,” the 53-year-old actor told Seth. “It’s shocking but it’s great.”

Alan proceeded to expanded on the significance of that: “It’s like the fourth or fifth thing of the characteristics of this person is that he’s gay and married and a happy solid marriage.”

“And actually, what I think is really amazing is that most of the time, especially on network TV when someone is gay, when there’s a gay character it’s like, ‘they’re gay gay gay’ and it’s all about their sexuality and usually in a negative way,” Alan continued. “But the fact that this has a character whose gayness is way down the list of things that are most important about him is a positive thing and also the fact that when you do see his same-sex life it’s in a really positive way and that’s two things I don’t think are represented enough in this country.”

The procedural crime drama Instinct debuts on March 18!


Alan Cumming Talks About His Groundbreaking Role in ‘Instinct’

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