Jack Falahee Interviews About Murder and Gay Issues

Jack Falahee Interviews About Murder and Gay Issues

Jack Falahee is one of the stars of ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder. Falahee plays gay character Connor Walsh.

The show has gained notoriety for it’s compelling plot and strong acting. It has also garnered attention for its gay sex scenes which Falahee’s character is a part of.

While executive producer of the show Shonda Rhimes had previously said there’s no gay scenes, there’s just scenes with people, there’s no denying that Falahee’s sex scenes command your attention.

Recently, Out Magazine spoke to Falahee and he had some interesting things to say.

On his role making a difference, Falahee stated that, “I’m glad that it is a big deal- it’s a huge deal- but you don’t think about that when you go to work. On Monday, I have to go and do a bunch of scenes, and I’m thinking about my actions and my goals and objectives- not I’m going to make a difference.”

Falahee described how he wants to use his new fame and role to help others, explaining that, “I’ve lost friends to suicide, a few of whom were closeted and didn’t have anywhere to turn. It pains my heart. Look at this young woman Leelah Alcorn. She didn’t think she could be who she wanted to be- who she was- and it’s fucking awful. Now that I’m in a position where people are curious about what I have to say about things, I would like to help.”

So is Falahee himself gay? He responded that, “I don’t think answering who I’m seeping with accomplishes anything other than quenching the thirst of curiosity. And moreover, it seems reductive. 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.’”

He continued detailing his feelings on the issue, claiming that, “We still live in this heteronormative, patriarchal society that is intent on placing everything within these boundaries. I really hope that- if not in my lifetime, my children’s lifetime- this won’t be a question, that we won’t need this.

Falahee also explained that how he defines his sexuality is “so trivial,” but made sure to point out to fans that, “I am not Connor, and Connor is not me. I understand that people want to feel some sort of connection with me, but I would encourage them to feel that through the work.”

Overall, how does Falahee feel about his role and work? “I’m very rarely pleased with my work,” he explained, adding that, “For an actor there’s no standard, right? You can’t set high marks. But it’s also, I think, informative to watch myself on screen, so I try to do it.”

We personally adore How To Get Away With Murder and Falahee, gay, straight, or neither.

Tell us- what do YOU think about the show and about Jack Falahee? Let us know in the comments.