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Alan Cumming: ‘ I never had any shame about being bisexual’

Aaron Day October 31, 2014

Alan Cumming has said he never felt there was “something wrong” with him when he realised he was bisexual.

The 49-year-old Perthshire-born star, famous for his roles in X Men, The Good Wife, and his hit Broadway version of Macbeth, spoke on Larry King Now this week how he came to terms with his sexuality.

He said: “Yeah I mean I’ve always been bisexual. I had a boyfriend before I was married and I’ve always sort of felt I was bisexual.”

Cumming married his husband Grant Shaffer in 2007. He was previously married to Hilary Lyon from 1985–1993.

He added: “Amazingly, in a funny way, I never had any shame about sexuality – I just never did. I never felt it as wrong.

“I felt at certain times it was going to be difficult because people weren’t very receptive to it but I never felt it was something wrong with me.”

Cumming said that despite the world coming to terms with gay and lesbian sexuality, it had still a way to go to fully grasp bisexuality.

“There’s been kind of a fad where people think bisexual means he’s gay but just not comfortable with it yet. Or you’re just, you know, a whore,” he said.

Last week, Alan Cumming reacted to Shia LaBeouf’s claim that he was only arrested in a New York theatre because Cumming is too “sexy”.

He said: “I think he was just really messed up. He didn’t apologise, but he explained it last week – I thought that was a very good thing.”

More: Alan Cumming, Americas, bi, bisexual, coming out, Gay, lesbian, New York, US

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