I imagine Nick Jonas is furiously firing off an iMessage to his assistant to make a “fake” Grindr account with nude pics because his gay-baiting rival, Andrew Garfield, has something to promote and is back with a vengeance to talk about his maybe-maybe-not love for the peen.
Out sat down with Andrew to talk about reprising his role as Prior for a Broadway turn of Angels In America. He played the role last year at the UK’s National Theatre, and he said his first exposure was watching the 2003 HBO miniseries that starred Meryl Streep. His love for arguably the queer drama of our time naturally led to him chatting about his own spot on the sexuality spectrum:
“Up until this point, I’ve only been sexually attracted to women. My stance toward life, though, is that I always try to surrender to the mystery of not being in charge. I think most people — we’re intrinsically trying to control our experience here, and manage it, and put walls around what we are and who we are. I want to know as much of the garden as possible before I pass — I have an openness to any impulses that may arise within me at any time. But, if I were to identify, I would identify as heterosexual, and being someone who identifies that way, and who’s taking on this seminal role, my scariest thought was, Am I allowed to do this?”
Andrew previously said he was “a gay man…without the physical act,” so I would genuinely be shocked if he doesn’t stumble upon a floppy wiener or two in that traipse through the garden and decide to fertilize the plants, nawwwhatImean? While that line has since been adopted as the motto of the Mormon Church, Andrew says he meant it more as being sexually agnostic:
“I think part of what I was trying to say was about inclusion, and about that openness to my impulses.”
Part of me definitely thinks this is just Grade-A gay baiting. But maybe he really is open to a ride on the pogo stick. Y’know, to pay homage to acting legends! It’s not gay if you’re just copying Marlon Brando, brah!