Sean Hayes Talks About His Sexuality: I Was Never 'In'

Actor Sean Hayes, 39, best known for his role as Jack "Just Jack!" McFarland on the sitcom Will & Grace, has come out of the closet -- more or less. Hayes graces the cover of the new issue of The Advocate, which boasts, "The interview you've waited 12 years to read." Hayes proudly declares, "I am who I am." 

During the interview, Hayes orders lunch, joking, "It must be a gay thing: the pasta with chicken. It's all the craze!" and makes one thing very clear about his private life -- "I was never in, as they say. Never."

MTV reports that the actor, currently preparing for his Broadway debut (opposite Kristin Chenoweth) in Promises, Promises, believes that he's contributed immensely to the gay movement. "I feel like I've contributed monumentally to the success of the gay movement in America, and if anyone wants to argue that, I'm open to it." We're not arguing!

Hayes won an Emmy in 2000 for his work on NBC's groundbreaking sitcom Will & Grace (costarring alongside Eric McCormack, Debra Messing and Megan Mullally), which aired from 1998-2006 and featured two main characters who were openly gay.

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