Sean Hayes is opening up about his decision to wait until Will & Grace ended to publicly come out as gay.
The 47-year-old actor was joined by co-stars Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, and Megan Mullally to talk about the show’s revival at the NBC portion of the 2017 TCA Summer Press Tour on Thursday (August 3) in Beverly Hills, Calif.
“I’ve become hopefully more self-aware about [myself and my] place in the world — I wasn’t ready to come out then,” Seansaid (via TheWrap). The outlet says he regrets not coming out during the show’s original run.
“It’s nobody’s business what anybody’s sexual orientation is, and I thought that Sean really took a lot of heat and was under a great amount of pressure to come out, and I was offended by that,” Megan said.
Sean added, “At the time, I didn’t have the DNA to speak for an entire community. I didn’t know how to do that, and I wish I did. But now I find words come easy.”