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Holding hands with boyfriends is more important than landing roles, says Bridgerton star

Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey has said that being able to hold his boyfriend’s hand in public is more important to him than being partial.

ailey, who came out as gay in 2018, added that he had previously heard warnings that coming out could negatively affect his career.

The 33-year-old plays Viscount Anthony Bridgerton in the unique Netflix show, one of eight siblings of a powerful family navigating through 1800s London.

The actor told GQ Hype, “I got to a point where I thought, ‘F*** this,’ I want to hold my boyfriend’s hand in public or maybe show a picture of my own face. on Tinder but not like that. care about that, rather than getting the part. “

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Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey discusses sex and his career in GQ Hype (Ben Parks/GQ)

He added that an actor friend of his had been told of certain restrictions on what people in power would expect.

Bailey, from Wallingford in Oxfordshire, said: “At the time he was told: ‘There are two things we don’t want to know: if you’re an alcoholic or if you’re gay.

He added: “All it took was for one of the people in that position of power to say it, and it happened, so yeah, of course I thought so.

“Of course I think to be happy I need to be straight.”

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He also discusses the influence of his personal life on his acting, but how he still manages to maintain his privacy.

The actor said, “You put your life experiences in (the work). The most interesting thing is not necessarily talking about what it is, and keeping a sense of privacy. ”

Bailey also said he doesn’t consider himself a sex symbol, and calls any actor who sees him as “cringe”.

Read the full feature online at GQ Hype now.

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