In a new profile for Out magazine, ETonline’s Executive Editor Shana Naomi Krochmal ‘goes there’ with the actor -- who, at this point, media outlets have assumed he’s straight though he’s never been blatantly asked -- but he says questions about sexuality are “reductive.”
“I don’t think answering who I’m sleeping with accomplishes anything other than quenching the thirst of curiosity,” he says, adding that “it’s been really interesting to be in the middle of the industry’s fascination with the individual, because I never thought about that growing up or when I was at acting school. No matter how I answer, someone will say, ‘No, that’s not true.’”
Though a supporter of the LGBT community and as someone who speaks out in support of acceptance, Falahee feels that how he defines his own sexuality is “trivial.”
Ultimately, the 25-year-old actor blames our “hetero-normative, patriarchal society,” which continually poses queries like these, and hopes that someday it’s a question that won’t need to be asked.
And as the show continues to grow in popularity -- ABC's TGIT lineup experienced a bump in viewers when the shows returned with new episodes in January -- Falahee wants to remind fans that he’s not the character they see on TV each week.