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    Posted on May 8, 2013

    Zachary Quinto Discusses The Importance Of His Coming Out

    The actor discusses his role in the new Star Tek Into Darkness and his feelings on being gay in Hollywood. He also plays the banjo beautifully.

    Openly gay actor Zachary Quinto is gearing up for the premiere of the action film Star Trek Into Darkness later this month.

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    He appeared with co-star Zoe Saldana on The Jonathan Ross Show this past weekend:

    The pair discussed the new film and also touched upon Zachary's coming out experience.

    Zachary discussed the timing of his coming out in 2011:

    On whether he was concerned about his coming out affecting his career:

    On being an openly out actor:

    He also seduced everyone with his banjo playing:

    Costar Chris Pine recently revealed to Out Magazine that he knew Quinto was gay from the moment the two met.

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    He was completely comfortable keeping the secret until his Star Trek Into Darkness costar was ready to come out publicly.

    Quinto's original coming-out piece was published in New York Magazine:

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    The star touched upon his role in the Broadway play Angels In America, in which he played a gay man who leaves his AIDS-afflicted boyfriend, for helping him realize his desire to come out publicly.

    Watch the full interview:

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