Lucas Hedges recently addressed his sexuality in an interview with Vulture. The Boy Erased star doesn't necessarily claim a label, but acknowledges that he fits on a spectrum.
“I owe it to this part to speak as honestly as possible. In the early stages of my life, some of the people I was most infatuated with were my closest male friends. That was the case through high school, and I think I was always aware that while for the most part I was attracted to women, I existed on a spectrum. I felt ashamed that I wasn’t 100 percent, because it was clear that one side of sexuality presents issues, and the other doesn’t as much. I recognize myself as existing on that spectrum: Not totally straight, but also not gay and not necessarily bisexual.”
Hedges felt it necessary to address his sexuality, given his upcoming role. He stars alongside Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, and Troye Sivan in the conversion therapy drama, Boy Erased. He's also starred in Manchester by the Sea and Lady Bird, in which he also plays a gay character.
“People expect you as an actor to have a voice that’s set in some way, and that’s really not what I am,” he added. “I’m very much within the conflict and confusion of my own life, still, and I definitely feel a pressure to step up in a way. I prefer to step up in my art, and I don’t entirely know how to in my life.”
Boy Erased premieres November 2. Watch the trailer below: