Zachary Quinto on Gershwin, LA Farmer’s Market and Coming Out

Actor Zachary Quinto is the real deal. This was evident when he blogged about his personal life on Sunday, October 16, and it remains so today via a crisp Rebecca Keegan interview feature in the LA Times.

Of George Gershwin, the man he may or may not enact for Steven Spielberg, Quinto muses that the project celebrates an era “when celebrity was associated with people who were actually good at something.” The actor also explains how his latest film, Margin Call, took shape at Farmer’s Market and re-frames his headline-grabbing decision to publicly announce his sexual orientation:

“This decision was made with a tremendous amount of thought and introspection –in my own time, on my own terms and with my own words. I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the scores of men and women who have preceded me to this action–both within the industry and in more intimate personal journeys throughout the world. Momentum builds in waves–and I am so grateful to be riding this wave of equality with more openness and integrity than I was ever able to embrace before making this declaration.”

What a fantastically inspiring, eloquent statement. FishbowlLA hopes that Quinto, who is set to film another Star Trek movie in January,continues to live long and prosper… on his own terms.

Previously on FishbowlLA:
Rebecca Keegan’s First Exclusive
Variety Critic Pummels LA Times Calendar Piece
NASA Adjusts Its Hollywood M.O.