Ian McKellen

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    • (On how impossible it felt to be gay in the 1950s and why the theater was so important to the situation)
      Ian: It used to feel like it was impossible. Yet, when you were on stage, you could be absolutely open about your emotions and indulge them and express yourself in a way that – in real life – I wasn't doing. I think that was part of the appeal. Certainly I felt, when I decided to become a professional, that, "Oh good... I'm going to be able to meet some real-life queers." Because I'd heard that the theater was full of them... and so it has proved.

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