'Sherlock' star comes out publically

from queerty.com
Andrew Scott, who plays arch-nemesis Moriarty on the hit BBC series, has come  out as “a gay person” in an interview with The Independent. Oddly enough, the recent spate of  antigay attitudes in Russia spurred on the low-key coming out in the interview.  Though the interview covers his career and how Sherlock has changed it,  he’s heavily promoting an upcoming BBC drama called Legacy which  required him to do a Russian accent. To prepare, he studied videos of Russian  President Vladimir Putin, but that stopped when Putin introduced antigay  legislation. As Scott tells it, “being a gay person, I switched to Rudolf Nureyev videos instead.”
Scott’s brief admission of his sexuality and the drive to continue to “be  lots of different people” is indicative of the new era of coming out, the tried  and true method of dropping a nugget in an overarching interview a la Zachary  Quinto and Jim Parsons, and then move back to career talk. ““Mercifully, these  days people don’t see being gay as a character flaw,” he says. “But nor is it a  virtue, like kindness. Or a talent, like playing the banjo. It’s just a  fact.”
Another fact is that Sherlock and its heartthrob star  Benedict Cumberbatch (obsession of the aforementioned “Cumberbitches”) have a  huge amount of gay-oriented fanfiction on the net.  So much so, that he’s  been called an “erotic god” in China. It’s highly likely now that with Scott officially  coming out, the Moriarty character will enter the gay erotic fanfiction on the  net, most of which is centered around the sexual exploits of Cumberbatch’s  Sherlock and his sidekick Watson, played by Martin Freeman.
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