Freddie Fox stated this week that he cannot define his sexuality because one day he “might fall in love with a man.”
Fox, currently the star of queer drama “Cucumber,” from the writer of “Queer As Folk,” made the comments during an interview with The Telegraph, adding that, historically, the “appreciation of both sexes” is not a new concept. However, the actor stopped short of using identifiers such as “gay,” “bisexual” or “queer” to define himself. He told The Telegraph:
I hope that I am the type of person who would fall in love with another person, as opposed to a sex. Most of my life to date has been as a straight man, but who knows what will happen next?… A lot of people will hear that and think it means, ’Well, he’s gay and just excusing it’, or ’He’s been with his girlfriend for a really long time and just wants to change things’… Appreciation of both sexes is actually not new; it’s incredibly old it’s Roman, it’s Greek, and it is something people can do throughout an entire lifetime, having hugely meaningful relationships, no matter what sex they are.
Fox isn’t the first celebrity to resist taking on labels when discussing their own sexuality. Previously, actress Raven-Symoné told Oprah that she did not want to be labeled “gay” but that she was in “an amazing, happy relationship with my partner. A woman.”
Check out the trailer for “Cucumber” above.