March 2, 2018 at 3:22 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
Actor Lee Pace reluctantly comes out

Lee Pace (Screenshot courtesy of YouTube)

Actor Lee Pace, whose acting credits include “The Hobbit” and “Pushing Daisies,” has revealed he has dated men and women but wasn’t keen to discuss his sexuality.

Pace spoke with Brian Moylan (former Washington Blade arts editor) for W Magazine in promotion for his role as Joe Pitt, a closeted gay Mormon man, in the Broadway revival of “Angels in America.”

“Our understanding of what it means to be gay is just so different … It’s just so much further down the road. It’s an interesting thing for me to think about in this moment while working on this play,” Pace begins.

When asked about his sexuality, the interviewer notes Pace seems “surprised by the question.” While he shares his dating history he stops short of labeling himself.

“I’ve dated men. I’ve dated women. I don’t know why anyone would care. I’m an actor and I play roles,” Pace says. “To be honest, I don’t know what to say ― I find your question intrusive.”

Ian McKellen, Pace’s “The Hobbit” co-star, seemed to out Pace in a 2014 interview with German magazine Brash.de when he lists Pace as an “openly gay actor” in the film.

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