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Taye Diggs: High heels hurt!

Published 01/07/2015

Taye Diggs
Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs says his son Walker is “unfazed” by the heavy makeup he wears for his role in Broadway play Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

The 44-year-old actor is preparing to take over the lead role in Broadway play Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which centres on a fictional rock and roll band whose lead singer is transgender.

Taye must wear pumps and other elevated shoes onstage while performing in the musical, and although the star thinks heels hurt beyond belief sometimes, he still loves dressing in drag.

"I've always told my friends I have a flaming gay man inside of me," he told ET Online. "She is coming out now! It's fun and difficult. I don't know how you girls do it in heels all day every day."

Taye shares five-year-old son Walker with his ex-wife Idina Menzel.

And when Walker sees his dad in full Hedwig garb with a face covered in outlandish makeup, the little boy doesn’t even seem to blink an eye.

“[Walker] is so damn adjusted. He's unfazed,” Taye gushed. “I think he's on the path of being a really cool adult.”

Taye has previously spoken about how Walker influences his style choices.

The star has inked a string of tattoos on his body in honour of the little boy.

“It's my 'Walker arm,' ” Taye noted of inkings on his left appendage while speaking to HuffPost Live recently.

"My little dude wrote 'I love Daddy' a couple of months ago. It's going to be there forever - it's my favourite tattoo.”

In May Taye shared a picture of this ‘I love Daddy’ tattoo on his Instagram account. The penmanship of the inking resembles the handwriting of a five-year-old child and the ‘d’ letters in ‘daddy’ are all written backwards.

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