Belfast Telegraph

Freddie Fox 'could fall for a man'

Actor Freddie Fox has said he cannot yet define his own sexuality because he one day "might fall in love with a man".

The 25-year-old member of the famous Fox acting dynasty, who stars in new Channel 4 series Cucumber, told the Daily Telegraph he felt he could not definitively say he was straight.

The Riot Club star plays a bisexual character in the series, penned by Dr Who and Queer As Folk writer Russell T Davies, and he said it was the most "interesting" part he has played so far because it challenged stereotypes.

"I've had girlfriends, but I wouldn't wish to say 'I am this or I am that', because at some time in my life I might fall in love with a man," he said.

"I hope 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?

"It sounds evasive, but I don't think you can necessarily say you're one thing or another until you're 100 years old and you've done it all."

The privately educated son of stage and screen actor Edward Fox is no stranger to playing characters where sexuality is a theme, appearing as a gay man in Pride.

He said Cucumber, which will air this month, "poses difficult questions" for the viewer.

Freddie said: "If someone says, 'Oh David's gay', most people will have a subconscious, fleeting thought of, 'Well he's that type of person isn't he? So he does those sort of things, he might hang out with those sorts of people'.

"You make judgment calls. Totally innocent ones, it's just the way we've been programmed. But this show reminds us that you can't make those kind of judgment calls, they're unnecessary."


From Belfast Telegraph