Black Mirror: Smithereens' cab driver, Andrew Scott is an Irish actor who is best known for his role on BBC's 'Fleabag'. But he is in all new hype as he is making his appearance on HBO's upcoming adaptation of 'His Dark Materials.'
Though the actor won't appear on the TV screen until season 2 of the HBO's hyped series 'His Dark Materials', he is already making the round of the tabloids for his role as will play Col. John Parry, a.k.a. Doctor Stanislaus Grumman.
Andrew Scott Hates the label 'openly gay.' Source: Independent
Since the news are at widespread, we dived into the personal life of the actor and found he is gay. The actor has played some movies where he played as a gay, but there are a considerable amount of TV series and films where he played as a straight actor.
The actor, however, has a problem with a label 'openly gay' and explains he doesn't identify with. In an interview with British GQ, the 'His Dark Materials' actor said the term presents homosexuality as a contempt.
Andrew was honored by the GQ Men. Source: Irish
The actor further explained no one actually introduces or describe a person as 'openly gay.' For instance, people don't introduce a friend at a party or some occasion as 'meet my openly gay friend.'
For sure, that would sound stupid anyway. The Irish actor went on to explain he has no problem with gay actors playing straight roles on screen.
Scott further said, "Sexuality isn’t something you can cultivate, particularly. It isn’t a talent... You believe the relationship, that’s my job."