Los Angeles: Actor Zachary Quinto says he tried to block out his homosexuality while growing up because he was worried how other people would judge him.
The 38-year-old, who was raised in a strict Catholic family, came out publicly as gay in 2011 after many confused years, but he says he suppressed his homosexuality for many years, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
“I denied the curiosity and I denied the impulse. I would have occasional sexual fumbles with my schoolmates. At college, I really didn't have sex. I just poured myself into my work and wasn't really sexually active. I missed some pretty important years,” Quinto was quoted as saying by Attitude magazine.
“I was sort of tortured over it but the torture was apt for drama school. By the end of college, I came out to my best friend. I came out later to my family. I was terrified to tell my mum and brother, but they were absolutely supportive," he revealed.
He said that his mother faced difficulty while "accepting it", but eventually supported him as the years passed by.
"My mum probably had unconscious challenges within herself in terms of accepting it, but we worked through it together over the next few years, and she has come to support me and my life,” he added.