‘Empire’s’ Jussie Smollett was inspired and afraid to read about Wilson Cruz

Zap2it.com has just interviewed Empire heartthrob Jussie Smollett about coming out and role models and that he was afraid to read about Wilson Cruz.

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Jussie Smollett

Zap2it.com asked Jussie Smollett among other things the following question :

Did you have a role model like that when you were younger?

I had the full support of my family, but I remember when [openly gay actor] Wilson Cruz did “My So-Called Life“. I never saw that show, but I remember reading an article about him in a teen magazine that my family also had been in because we were on the same network that season. I was inspired by him, because he just seemed so comfortable, and this was 1995, when I can remember being scared of anyone even seeing me reading that article.

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As you might know the name of the TV series “My So-Called Life” are the inspiration to our name as well – MySoCalledGayLife.co.uk.

Photo By Dominick D (Jussie Smollett) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons