Actor Andrew Scott, who plays the devilishly handsome Moriarty on BBC's Sherlock, has long kept quiet on the subject of his sexuality.
In January, he referred to living with his partner in London — swiftly adding, "And that's all you're getting."
Very cheeky, sir.
In an interview with The Independent on Friday, Scott expanded on his sexuality:
Mercifully, these days people don't see being gay as a character flaw. But nor is it a virtue, like kindness. Or a talent, like playing the banjo. It's just a fact. Of course, it's part of my make-up, but I don't want to trade on it. I am a private person; I think that's important if you're an actor.
But there's a difference between privacy and secrecy, and I'm not a secretive person. Really I just want to get on with my job, which is to pretend to be lots of different people. Simple as that.